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Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because "past indiscretations, if they were exposed to the public, would prove to be embarrassing"
A. s/a
B. their past indiscretations would prove embarrassing if exposed to the public

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boksana wrote:
Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because past indiscretations, if they were exposed to the public, would prove to be embarrassing
B. their past indiscretations would prove embarrassing if exposed to the public
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A is like: ...lawmakers...because past indiscretions would prove to be embrassing. "THEY" doesn't have clear referent.

B is straight :wink:
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B it is.
:btw it is "indiscretion", not "indiscretation"
In A, "they" is not required whereas in B, "their" makes it clear that it the "indiscretions of those lawmakers"
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Thanks, i was not sure for my choice :wink:
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yeah... I would opt for B too because of clearer pronouns.
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