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    Please have a look at my sentence

    Please take a look at my sentence:

    "You may also noticed that 'conscience' is too an unfamiliar word for them, of which they never make use, and nor do they have any."


    In this sentence, "they"s or "them" refer to some people that:

    1.They are unfamiliar with the word "conscience".
    2.They never make use of the word "conscience".
    3.They have no conscience.


    So, I would like to ask: Would it be incomprehensible? (and any grammatical mistake?)

    Last edited by tiggerwwc; 22-Mar-2010 at 03:03.

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    Re: Please have a look at my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerwwc View Post
    Please take a look at my sentence:

    "You may also noticed that 'conscience' is too an unfamiliar word for them, of which they never make use, and nor do they have any."


    In this sentence, "they"s or "them" refer to some people that:

    1.They are unfamiliar with the word "conscience".
    2.They never make use of the word "conscience".
    3.They have no conscience.


    So, I would like to ask: Would it be incomprehensible? (and any grammatical mistake?)

    Hi, there
    them refers to both categories of people- those who are unfamiliar with the word thus they don't know how to use it and at the same time they don't have any concience at all.

    I would use the Present Perfect Simple e.g You may have also noticed

    The sentence is not incomprehensible but I would rather you rephrased the lst part. ........of which they never make use as they don't have any.

    Hope I have been helpful.

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