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    This makes it sound

    For example, I might say, “Not waste money that way.” This is the kind of English that I grew up with.
    I grew up listening to my Chinese mother whose English is grammatically incorrect. Some people say they don’t understand my mother’s English and even describe it as “broken.” This makes itsound as if it needs to be fixed. I’ve also heard other terms used for her English, such as “limited” English.
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    Which does the former "it" refer to? "My mother's English" or is it a dummy pronoun?

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    Re: This makes it sound

    The first underlined it is a dummy pronoun. The second refers to my mother's English.
    I am not a teacher.

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