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This is a grammar question of a high school test. I think contextually "it" is correct in this sentence, but wouldn't "which" also be correct grammar-wise with proper context? I don't think "which" can fit here.
25)Without a "proper incentive," losing weight / is hard work. However hard you may try, you won't lose weight. Having a proper incentive /means you must be very clear about the real benefits (that) you are going to get frommaking the necessary changes. Unless you have a clear idea of these benefits, youwon't have the motivation to make the changes needed. Remember which(it) is not easy to change your eating habits. Some people / diet for years without ever having a properincentive. That is (the reason)why they stay overweight.
Last edited by keannu; 03-Nov-2013 at 05:46.
No, I said "which" can work with a different context, and the sentence itself is correct. What do you think?
Last edited by 5jj; 03-Nov-2013 at 07:52.
I'm not sure, this is what I can think of...If "which" doesn't work in any sentence, I was wrong.
There are many ways to change your eating habits. They could be meditation, yoga, work-out, balancing your diet, fasting, etc.
. Remember which(it) is not easy to change your eating habits. You may have a hard time practicing yoga if you hate it....
'Both 'which' and 'it' can refer to the whole sentence (clause), but 'which' can't be used to start a main clause while 'it' can. 'Which' just 'summarizes' the previous clause.Remember it is not easy to change your eating habits. Some people overeat every day which makes them overweight.
Last edited by englishhobby; 03-Nov-2013 at 11:41.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
I could imagine "Remember -- which is not easy -- to change your eating habits." But it would still be rather odd, and ambiguous. Is it hard to remember, or is it hard to change?