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gonghai

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Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
 

gonghai

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Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
 

Casiopea

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gonghai said:
Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

they can represent people and things. :D

Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

Note,

Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

...family members.... They represent joy and love.

the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.
 

Casiopea

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gonghai said:
Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

they can represent people and things. :D

Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

Note,

Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

...family members.... They represent joy and love.

the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.
 

gonghai

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Casiopea said:
gonghai said:
Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

they can represent people and things. :D

Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

Note,

Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

...family members.... They represent joy and love.

the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.

oh i see now thanks cas

so.. those occasions would be the correct one to use and avoid confusions right
 

gonghai

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Casiopea said:
gonghai said:
Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

Well I have a question:

What do you think about this sentence?

Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

they can represent people and things. :D

Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

Note,

Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

...family members.... They represent joy and love.

the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.

oh i see now thanks cas

so.. those occasions would be the correct one to use and avoid confusions right
 
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