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    #1

    I owe it to...

    Would you please paraphrase the following in bold? And who does "their" refer to?

    Some of my friends jokingly tell me I have an illness to be so completely obsessed by purpose. I see it a different way: I am fortunate to know exactly why I am on this planet. I feel a larger responsibility that goes beyond one person's purpose. I owe it to my deceased parents to make their lives count. I owe it to my adopted parents for their sacrifice in raising me, and above all I owe it to my people in Colombia, whose existence I can improve.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I owe it to...

    I have an obligation to my parents so that my parents' lives will not have been wasted.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: I owe it to...

    It's a big help.

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: I owe it to...

    "Their" is used twice. In the first instance, it refers to "my deceased parents". In the second instance, it refers to "my adoptive parents".

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