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    Can we do away wth "it"

    Canada is a rich country, but still (it) has many poor people in it.
    Can we omit the pronout "it" or its use is compulsory here?
    Which is better? to use it or not.

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Canada is a rich country, but still (it) has many poor people in it.
    Can we omit the pronout "it" or its use is compulsory here?
    Which is better? to use it or not.
    I'd prefer the "it".
    Canada is a rich country, but it still has many poor people.
    Canada, though a rich country, still has many poor people.

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    But you can omit it.

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    Can we?

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    Yes.

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Can we?
    Yes, you can omit "it".

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    Re: Can we do away wth "it"

    I think you should tell aous02 that it can be omitted, ellipsed, because from the discourse it is clear who or what is the subject of 'has many poor people.' If that were not so, you would have to reference Canada specifically, and that it is not wrong to use it.

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