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    variants of 'IT'

    1) Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods could help reverse blockage of coronary arteries, the blood vessels that feed the heart

    a) Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods could

    b) Although it has not been proved that the consumption of any particular food will reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can

    2) Although the coordination of monetary policy can help facilitate the orderly financing of existing imbalances, it is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant in the absence of an appropriate fiscal adjustment.

    a) it is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant

    b) its effect on their size is not likely to be significant



    hmm.. the above two questions use two variants of usage of the referrent 'IT' .

    answer for the former one is b and for the latter one is b.. i could bleakly understand somthing but it would be great if someone put some valuable insights into the above usages of IT..

    thanks in advance:)

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    Re: variants of 'IT'

    a) Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods could. Here we should use "reverses".

    b) Although it has not been proved that the consumption of any particular food will reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can. This is correct.

    2) Although the coordination of monetary policy can help facilitate the orderly financing of existing imbalances, it is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant in the absence of an appropriate fiscal adjustment.

    a) It is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant.

    b) Its effect on their size is not likely to be significant.

    Both of these are OK, but b) could be better for precision.

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