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    Inquiry about antecedent

    Hi all,
    I am new to this forum and hope someone can help me on this.

    Sentence 1:

    Owing to his excellent performance in the finals, Alan won the competition.

    Sentence 2:

    Owing to Alan's excellent performance in the finals, he won the competition.

    I am 100% sure that sentence 1 is correct, and I am pretty sure that sentence 2 is incorrect, but I cannot tell exactly why it is wrong. Or is it just not that good but correct?

    Thanks for help in advance!

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    The only change is switching "Alan/Alan's " for "he/his". Since "he/his" stands in for "Alan/Alan's", there is no difference.

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