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    Literature


    Literature preserve record of the thoughts, dreams and deeds of the people of a given culture & society. In spite of a perhaps vast time and distance from our own place in those two dimensions, literature helps us to know that human nature is stacked in a regularity that is comforting. From it we learn the boundaries of what others have been able to endure.


    What does the word it refer to?

    a.regularity b. human c. literature d. nature

    I have been told that the best choice is "c". The problem is this: I couldn’t have answered this question if I had not told.




    Please a rule is needed!

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Please a rule is needed!
    What is indeed needed is a new thread for a completely different question .
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    I have split it into a new thread with an appropriate title.

    Please do not post new questions onto old threads, even your own old threads. Start new ones for new issues.
    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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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    ...and please read the Posting Guidelines—especially this:

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    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.


    ​Rover

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...and please read the Posting Guidelines—especially this:

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    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.


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    I promise you next time I will stick to the rules. Thanks

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    I can usually work out what students mean, but in this case, I'm stumped.

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    Re: Literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    Literature preserves records [please transcribe quotes accurately] of the thoughts, dreams and deeds of the people of a given culture and society. In spite of a perhaps vast time and distance from our own place in those two dimensions, literature helps us to know that human nature is stacked in a regularity that is comforting. From it we learn the boundaries of what others have been able to endure.




    What does the word 'it' refer to?

    a.regularity b. human c. literature d. nature

    I have been told that the best choice is "c". The problem is this: I couldn’t have answered this question if I had not been told.



    There is no rule about it.

    Note that the subject of the first two sentences is 'literature'.

    You are expected to infer that 'literature' is also the subject of the third sentence.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2012 at 22:57.

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