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  1. Newbie
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    Question Toefl Question

    Hi all

    I found this question in Barron's Book:

    Those <A> of us who <B> smoke should have their <C> lungs X-rayed regularly <D>.

    I didn't find anything wrong !

    what's its problem?

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    Re: Toefl Question

    C is wrong.

    Try again.

    Rover

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    Re: Toefl Question

    I think I'm not sure "their" refers to whom.
    I thought "their" refers to "those of us", so it's coherent but I guess I was wrong.
    Still I don't know what should I use instead of "their".


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    Re: Toefl Question

    ----- Not an ESL teacher -----
    Quote Originally Posted by mamadam View Post
    I think I'm not sure "their" refers to whom.
    I thought "their" refers to "those of us", so it's coherent but I guess I was wrong.
    Still I don't know what should I use instead of "their".

    What about "our" instead of "their"?

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    Re: Toefl Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
    ----- Not an ESL teacher -----


    What about "our" instead of "their"?


    Rover

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    Re: Toefl Question

    Agreed, "our" is the needed correction. Agreement, or concord, is the reason:


    • He who smokes should have his lungs ...
    • Those people who smoke should have their lungs ...
    • Those of us who smoke should have our lungs ...

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