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    Post Pronouns

    Hi.
    I have a question about pronouns.
    Pronouns in next sentence point subject or object of previous sentence?
    For example:
    John had a boy friend.He is a good boy.
    Pronoun "He" point to John or boy friend?
    It has a ambiguity.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by johncorter View Post
    I have a question about pronouns.

    Does the pronoun in the second sentence below refer to the subject or object of the previous sentence?

    John had a boy friend._He is a good boy.
    As you say, it is ambiguous.

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    #3

    Re: Pronouns

    How can i solve this ambiguous?

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    Re: Pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by johncorter View Post
    How can I resolve this ambiguity? Always capitalise 'I'.
    'John's boy friend is a good boy.'

    'John had a friend who was a good boy.'

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    Re: Pronouns

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Mr. Corter:

    You have already received the answer to your grammar question. I thought that you might appreciate a cultural note. It is very important to know about a country's culture, too.

    Here in the United States, it might be a good idea for a male NOT to refer to his "boy friend." Just refer to him as a "friend." If it is necessary to identify your friend's gender, then a "male / guy" friend would be fine.

    By the way, if it is spelled as one word ("boyfriend"), then PROBABLY that refers to a gay man's partner.

    P.S. On the other hand, women can freely refer to their "girlfriends" without any problem. The context will show whether the two women are friends or whether they are partners.

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    #6

    Re: Pronouns

    There is no compile-time dependency between PasswordResetHelper and any class that
    implements the interfaces it depends on.

    Please look at this sentence.
    It refer to PasswordResetHelper or any Class that implements the interfaces?
    which one?
    please help me.

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    Re: Pronouns

    Is your member information correct? You've given your home country as Japan, but your native language as Persian.

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