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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    dealing with these problems

    Which is the subject for "dealing with"? "They" or "the people"? The translation is for "the people", but there seems to be a possibility for "they'" as well as volunteers will try to deal with people's problems.

    ex)... More importantly, volunteering will help students become more understanding and caring toward others. Students will see that there are all kinds of people in this world with all kinds of problems. They can learn how to help and communicate well with the people dealing with these problems...

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    Re: dealing with these problems

    Hi keannu,

    I'd say it's "the people", although I must recognise that it's written in a way that sound ambiguous (since "the people" can also be substituted by "they"). But I believe it is "the people dealing with these problems" that will help the volunteers learn.

    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: dealing with these problems

    I'd go for the people too.

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