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    help analyse a sentence

    Hello, Teachers.

    It would be nice if you could give me some advice about the following sentence.

    So it is a bit confusing when Savant fields such queries from the average Joe (whose IQ is 100) as, What's the difference between love and fondness? Or what is the nature of luck and coincidence?
    1. What's the pronoun 'it' represent?
    2. Do you think this sentence is good?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia ^_^

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    Re: help analyse a sentence

    It is somewhat confusing when a Savant fields such queries from the Average Joe - whose IQ is 100 - such as, "What's the difference between love and fondness?" or "What is the nature of luck and coincidence?"



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    Re: help analyse a sentence

    It is somewhat confusing when a Savant fields such (delete) queries from the Average Joe - whose IQ is 100 - such as, "What's the difference between love and fondness?" or "What is the nature of luck and coincidence?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It is somewhat confusing when a Savant fields such queries from the Average Joe - whose IQ is 100 - such as, "What's the difference between love and fondness?" or "What is the nature of luck and coincidence?"


    Thank you for your help.

    I'm wondering what on earth 'is confusing'?

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    Re: help analyse a sentence

    1. Existential-it
    Savant's fielding such queries to the average Joe is a bit confusing. (Confusing = Savant knows that the average Joe won't know the answers to the questions, so why does he ask in the first place?)
    2. Yes, I think the sentence's grammar is good. As for puntuation, I'd italicize the questions, and leave "Or" lowercase, even though it follows a question mark:
    So it is a bit confusing when Savant fields such queries from the average Joe (whose IQ is 100) as, What's the difference between love and fondness? or What is the nature of luck and coincidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    1. Existential-it
    Savant's fielding such queries to the average Joe is a bit confusing. (Confusing = Savant knows that the average Joe won't know the answers to the questions, so why does he ask in the first place?)
    2. Yes, I think the sentence's grammar is good. As for puntuation, I'd italicize the questions, and leave "Or" lowercase, even though it follows a question mark:
    So it is a bit confusing when Savant fields such queries from the average Joe (whose IQ is 100) as, What's the difference between love and fondness? or What is the nature of luck and coincidence?
    Thank you for your detailed explanation!

    I'm still somewhat confused.
    As a beginner, if I want to express the same meaning as you mentioned, I would use 'that' but not 'when' in that sentence. Am I too inflexible?

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    Re: help analyse a sentence

    On the occasions when .... or on the occasions that ..., not *on the occasions but.

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