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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    The part which looks to the north is lower than it/that which looks to the south.

    "The part which looks to the north is lower than it/that which looks to the south."


    The above sentence is from a National Exam for Korean highschoolers and the answer is 'that'.

    I wonder why 'it' can't be a precedent for the relative pronoun 'which' and why 'lt' can't be used for 'the part' in this

    sentence.



    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: The part which looks to the north is lower than it/that which looks to the south.

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    'That' can be understood in your sentence to mean 'the one', i.e. the part. 'It' would refer back to 'the part which looks to the north'; that would make no sense.
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Jun-2012 at 07:37.

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