about "those"

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alan

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"it seems that more effort should be made to develop students' positive attitudes towards those around them."

what i want to ask is, what is the "those" in the sentence above equivalent to ?

is that equivalent to "those people who are" ??

thank you for time ^^
 
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It is equivalent to "those students who are"

In such cases, you usually have the right to omit the congunction e.g.

The man whom I met = The man I met

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It doesn't have to be resticted to students- it coulkd include other people. In an educational context, staff would be included in this, IMO.;-)
 
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Yes sir you are quite right. I will keep that in my mind,

Thanks a lot

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I'm a teacher- it came naturally to me. ;-)
 
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