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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 06:37
I think it can refer to "borrowing" as it's a gerund, a noun.

PKit, please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 07:19
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I think it can refer to "borrowing" as it's a gerund, a noun.

PKit, please correct me if I'm wrong.


yes, you are right.

it refers to "to borrow" or to process of borrowing as i stated above.
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 11:19
How can a pronoun refer to a verb?
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I think it can refer to "borrowing" as it's a gerund, a noun.

PKit, please correct me if I'm wrong.


yes, you are right.

it refers to "to borrow" or to process of borrowing as i stated above.

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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 11:43
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Do you find the sentences "It is interesting to talk to Steve Jobs" or "it is useful to swim" correct?

I can't otherwise explain you this rule but "it" may refer to "to +verb".
I am a non-native speaker, I dont know what is the rule , but in this particular case it may refer to "to+verb"

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How can a pronoun refer to a verb?
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I think it can refer to "borrowing" as it's a gerund, a noun.

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yes, you are right.

it refers to "to borrow" or to process of borrowing as i stated above.

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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 12:25
Hi, Pkit.

Yes, I do find those sentences correct.

However, those "It"s are not pronouns (as the one in the original sentence), but they are Placeholders. It's different.

Each pronoun in a sentence must refer to a specific noun, so I cannot understand how "it" can be substituted by "to borrow", which is a verb, not a noun.

Any more thoughts?

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Do you find the sentences "It is interesting to talk to Steve Jobs" or "it is useful to swim" correct?

I can't otherwise explain you this rule but "it" may refer to "to +verb".
I am a non-native speaker, I dont know what is the rule , but in this particular case it may refer to "to+verb"

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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 17:46
I got E.... The making closely modifies the 'interest rate' and seems best fits.
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 22:28
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I got E.... The making closely modifies the 'interest rate' and seems best fits.


-ing modifier acts as and adverbial modifier.I think it modifies raised not interest rate. Can someone Please clarify?
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 02:08
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I got E.... The making closely modifies the 'interest rate' and seems best fits.


-ing modifier acts as and adverbial modifier.I think it modifies raised not interest rate. Can someone Please clarify?


I agree with you, making...modifies raised...
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 07:51
"the electronic locks are making it increasingly difficult for robbers to steal from lockers"
here "it" doesn't refer to "to steal"(which is a verb)
but to the noun form of stealing ie "theft"
probably same logic applies here
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 08:09
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"the electronic locks are making it increasingly difficult for robbers to steal from lockers"
here "it" doesn't refer to "to steal"(which is a verb)
but to the noun form of stealing ie "theft"
probably same logic applies here


But that noun is not explicitily stated in the sentence, and that is what sounds strange for me.
Please clarify.
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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 08:21
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"the electronic locks are making it increasingly difficult for robbers to steal from lockers"
here "it" doesn't refer to "to steal"(which is a verb)
but to the noun form of stealing ie "theft"
probably same logic applies here



Exactly the same as I said before :

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it refers to the process "to borrow".

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Re: Еconomic growth [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 13:11
@Noboru: i agree it has not been stated "Explicitly",u have a good point here,i dont know the exact rules on usage of pronouns when nouns are not explicitly stated, so I wont be able to comment further
@Pkit: my understanding is , " process to borrow" is still a verb, maybe i misunderstood..
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@Noboru: i agree it has not been stated "Explicitly",u have a good point here,i dont know the exact rules on usage of pronouns when nouns are not explicitly stated, so I wont be able to comment further
@Pkit: my understanding is , " process to borrow" is still a verb, maybe i misunderstood..



"process" is a noun. It may confuse you becuase "process" is an action noun.
if you still dont belive me , try to look into any dictionary.
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