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The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly that of a pub landlord.

What is that of? I didn't get it.
 

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The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly that of a pub landlord.

What is that of? I didn't get it.

In your example, "that of" is a relative pronoun that refers to "career".
 

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The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly career of a pub landlord?
 

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The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly career of a pub landlord?
"...surprisingly the career of pub landlord".
 

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Rule of thumb with a deadfall is you set the weight five times that of the target animal.

That is deadfall here?
 

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Also, what does set mean in this sentence?
 

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that refers to the weight of the animal, so the rock, etc, is five times as heavy as the animal you want to trap. Set means adjust to reach a certain level/figure, etc.
 

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The article indicated that the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly the career of a pub landlord?

:up:

A pub landlord is not a career; being one is. So you couldn't* say 'the most common career for an ex-professional is surprisingly a pub landlord'

* I say 'you couldn't', but many people do. The second verse, for example, of the song 'If I were a carpenter', starts 'If a tinker were my trade'. Some cover versions correct this to 'If a tinker's were my trade'. (Don't worry about the inversion; it's just poetry.)

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