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    question on reference

    Sir,

    I need help with the following :

    Inspired by my uncle, a marine engineer and his globetrotting experience, I studied Mechanical Engineering to pursue the same.

    In the above sentence, does the "same" refer to "
    globetrotting experience" and is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Thanks
    Srini

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    Re: question on reference

    Quote Originally Posted by siliconfish View Post
    Sir,

    I need help with the following :

    Inspired by my uncle, a marine engineer and his globetrotting experience, I studied Mechanical Engineering to pursue the same.

    In the above sentence, does the "same" refer to "
    globetrotting experience" and is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Thanks
    Srini
    It's not very clear, but I would say that the writer must have meant the "globetrotting experience". He studied Mechanical Engineering, not Marine Engineering, so he is not pursuing the "same" career, so I guess he's pursuing the "same" experience.

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    Re: question on reference

    Quote Originally Posted by siliconfish View Post
    Sir,

    I need help with the following :

    Inspired by my uncle, a marine engineer and his globetrotting experience, I studied Mechanical Engineering to pursue the same.

    In the above sentence, does the "same" refer to "
    globetrotting experience" and is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Thanks
    Srini
    There should be a comma after 'engineer'.
    That's a lot of commas but they're all necessary.

    Here's an alternative:
    Inspired by my uncle, a marine engineer and globetrotter, I studied Mechanical Engineering to pursue the same experience.
    Otherwise:

    Inspired by my uncle, a marine engineer, and by his globetrotting experience, ...



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