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    his objective

    Suppose you've created a scenario in which a character pilots an airplane from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Getting to Las Vegas is his objective. When he climbs into the cockpit, he'll check the fuel instrument panel, the brakes, and the controls. His actions have a purpose toward his objective of flying to Las Vegas. Everything else is in support of that. His objective informs his actions. His actions speak of his objectives. And if he's flying to Las Vegas to get married, the way he checks the fuel instrument panel will be affected. If the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms along the flight route, a bystander watching him in the cockpit might notice that he seems nervous. No one would know he is bound for Las Vegas, but they can tell by his energy whether he is just tidying the cockpit, or if he is preparing the plane for a trip. If he has an objective, there will be ___________________. And his feeling about his upcoming trip will also affect his body movement.

    Which does "that" refer to? "a purpose" or "his objective"? It's confusing.

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    Re: his objective

    I think 'that' refers to 'His actions have a purpose toward his objective of flying to Las Vegas'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: his objective

    The sentence is ambiguous, but I read that as referring to the last item listed: his objective of flying to Las Vegas.

    Airplanes don't have fuel instrument panels. They have an instrument panel​ which contains one or more fuel gauges.
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