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    it, this

    One who has stopped belonging to the younger generation and has started complaining about it.

    What does "it" stand for?

    "The one complain about no longer belonging to the younger generation"
    or
    "the younger generation"?

    I heard of that "this" should stand for a situation, like "The one complain about no longer belonging to the younger generation" and "it" should stand for a noun, is it true? Please help solve the question, THX


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    Re: it, this

    it stands for "the younger generation."

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    Re: it, this

    'It' refers to the fact of no longer belonging to the younger generation.

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    Re: it, this

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    One who has stopped belonging to the younger generation and has started complaining about it. First, you should know that this is not a complete sentence. (although it is punctuated like a complete sentence would be)

    What does "it" stand for? To me, "it" stands for "the younger generation".

    "The one complain about no longer belonging to the younger generation"
    or
    "the younger generation"?

    I heard of that "this" should stand for a situation, like "The one complain about no longer belonging to the younger generation" and "it" should stand for a noun, is it true? Please help solve the question,
    Your question is not very clear, but let me guess.
    If that incomplete 'sentence' ended with "this", "this" would refer to "no longer belonging to the younger generation".



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    Re: it, this

    Why should it be 'this' to come to that conclusion? 'it' very clearly refers to no longer belonging to the young generation.

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    Re: it, this

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'it' very clearly refers to no longer belonging to the young generation.
    Clearly "it" doesn't very clearly refer to 'no longer belonging.....'. If your statement were true, all would agree with your interpretation.

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    Re: it, this

    I am truly astonished.


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    Re: it, this

    I forgot to say that it is quoted from a book similar to "Devil Dictionary".
    And this sentence is the entry of "adult".

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