Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 225
    #1

    What does "it" refer to?

    Hi..

    What do you think "it" refers to?


    A second, equally compelling explanation for the women-use-more-powerless language finding comes from scholars who point out that what powerless speech sacrifices is potency it gains by building rapport between speaker and receiver.

    Thank You.

  1. engee30's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 2,969
    #2

    Wink Re: What does "it" refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana0403 View Post
    Hi..

    What do you think "it" refers to?


    A second, equally compelling explanation for the women-use-more-powerless language finding comes from scholars who point out that what powerless speech sacrifices is potency it gains by building rapport between speaker and receiver.

    Thank You.
    it refers to powerless speech
    ___________________________
    NOTE:
    Bear in mind I'm not a teacher!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 4,146
    #3

    Re: What does "it" refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana0403 View Post
    Hi..

    A second, equally compelling explanation for the women-use-more-powerless language finding comes from scholars who point out that what powerless speech sacrifices is potency it gains by building rapport between speaker and receiver.
    '...what powerless speech sacrifices in potency, it gains by...'

Similar Threads

  1. How to refer to this country?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Mar-2007, 05:46
  2. what does it refer to?
    By light in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2006, 00:46
  3. I like "it" when ... (why do you use "it"?)
    By jose rocha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2006, 23:23
  4. What does " writing system" refer to?
    By japanjapan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2005, 06:00
  5. Is a baby a "it"?
    By blacknomi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14-Jul-2004, 06:30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •