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  1. Newbie
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    Unhappy help with "them", when just mentioned 2 different nouns

    Hello. Very new to this forum, so I hop I've posted this in the right place.

    Basically, I'm a song writer, but I'm struggling with a certain couple of lines.

    The part that is bugging me is:

    "I'd like to know if it's all that far
    from my desires to my words
    I've seen them many times.. "

    When reading this, do you assume I am saying: I've seen my words, or my desires. Because I am trying to talk about my desires, but I cannot seem to word it correctly.. Any help would be appreciated :)

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    Re: help with "them", when just mentioned 2 different nouns

    Welcome harreh

    The pronoun them refers back to the closest noun, words:
    I'd like to know if it's all that far
    from my desires to my words
    I've seen them many times ...
    I can't think of a way to reword it without changing the entire last line. Sorry.

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