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    #1

    That of

    The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly that of a pub landlord.

    What is that of? I didn't get it.

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    #2

    Re: That of

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly that of a pub landlord.

    What is that of? I didn't get it.
    In your example, "that of" is a relative pronoun that refers to "career".

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    Re: That of

    The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly career of a pub landlord?

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    #4

    Re: That of

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly career of a pub landlord?
    "...surprisingly the career of pub landlord".

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    #5

    Re: That of

    Rule of thumb with a deadfall is you set the weight five times that of the target animal.

    That is deadfall here?

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    #6

    Re: That of

    Also, what does set mean in this sentence?

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    #7

    Re: That of

    Anyone?

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    #8

    Re: That of

    that refers to the weight of the animal, so the rock, etc, is five times as heavy as the animal you want to trap. Set means adjust to reach a certain level/figure, etc.

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    #9

    Re: That of

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly the career of a pub landlord?


    A pub landlord is not a career; being one is. So you couldn't* say 'the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly a pub landlord'

    * I say 'you couldn't', but many people do. The second verse, for example, of the song 'If I were a carpenter', starts 'If a tinker were my trade'. Some cover versions correct this to 'If a tinker's were my trade'. (Don't worry about the inversion; it's just poetry.)

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    Re: That of

    Thanks

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