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In the sentences below, which pronoun should be used to refer to "an earthquake", it or them"?
"Curently, nobody knows for sure when an earthquake occur. However, some scientists believe that the time is coming when we will be ablt to predict [it / them].
Grammatically, "it" seems to be corect, but "them" also seems to be fine to me.
It's really embarrassing to see my own sentences full of typos.
So, if both "it" and "them" are fine, are they equally good? Also, what about "one"?
"Currently, nobody knows for sure when an earthquake will occur. However, some scientists believe that the time is coming when we will be able to predict one.
I prefer them to it, as you're not talking about a specific earthquake. In fact, it sounds unnatural- I wouldn't use it. One works just fine for me.