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    point to? correct

    "The playwrights who came after them had been exposed to a variety of events in the area of politics and the social life. I would point to the war in Vietnam and the J.F. Kennedy assassination."

    Is OK with "had been exposed to"? I mean the Past Perfect? We say point to something not at something? Should I use "the" with J.F. Kennedy assassination?

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    Re: point to? correct

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "The playwrights who came after them had been exposed to a variety of events in the area of politics and the social life. I would point to the war in Vietnam and the J.F. Kennedy assassination."

    Is OK with "had been exposed to"? I mean the Past Perfect? We say point to something not at something? Should I use "the" with J.F. Kennedy assassination?

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    Re: point to? correct

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "The playwrights who came after them had been exposed to a variety of events in the area of politics and the social life. I would point to the war in Vietnam and the J.F. Kennedy assassination."

    Is OK with "had been exposed to"? I mean the Past Perfect?
    Yes it could be. There's not enough context to tell whether it's needed though. I assume it means "Before they wrote their plays, they had been exposed to ..."

    We say point to something not at something?
    Yes, in this context. It means "I would use as illustration ...". Or sometimes it means "indicates", eg. "The broken window points to a 'break and enter'."
    Use "point at" when you mean it literally.
    Should I use "the" with J.F. Kennedy assassination?
    Yes. Which assassination? - The JFK assassination. It could also read, "JFK's assassination", without 'the'.
    R

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