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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    for him or herself

    1.Does this "there" refer to "behind this rise to success" or is it just a dummy adverb meaning "there is = something exists"?
    2.Does this "for him or herself" in the last line mean "by one's capability" or "for the sake of him or herself"?

    5p)Exceptional? Surely, but behind this rise to success there stands an inspiring system of music education called simply "El Sistema" by many Venezuelans - "The System".... For these teenagers,practicing music together is the only way to experience joy, motivation, and teamwork in life,which eventually inspires them to dream about their future. As they work together to create music,each child builds for him or herself a new identity. They become someonewho is responsible and capable.

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    #2

    Re: for him or herself

    "There stands" is synonymous with "there is" or "there exists".

    "For him or herself" must mean for the benefit or sake of the person doing the act.

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    #3

    Re: for him or herself

    You could omit "there" and it would still make perfect sense.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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