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Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal)

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Question: Sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to acid rain, is an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the respiratory system's ability to deal with all other pollutants.
A. an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the respiratory system’s ability to deal
B. an especially serious pollutant because of diminishing the respiratory system’s capability of dealing
C. an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the capability of the respiratory system in dealing
D. a specially serious pollutant because it diminishes the capability of the respiratory system to deal
E. a specially serious pollutant because of diminishing the respiratory system’s ability to deal

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Determine whether a PRONOUN is ambiguous or not? (by the 'Ron Purewal')


Note: The content/knowledge was not produced by me; it was merely assimilated from Ron's sessions. ( Please visit http://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm for more such lessons). I have just compiled various notes , for my convenience,from his videos. (I am just playing a plagiarist).

Ambiguous Pronoun :

(As explained by Aristotle SC grail) Sometimes, a sentence is structured in a way that a pronoun can refer to more than one noun, and as a result the reader is confused about the author‘s intentions - what the pronoun is referring to.

John encouraged Jerry to start a pest control business
because he felt that the residents of the city would be
willing to pay for the same.

Who does 'he‘ refer to, John or Jerry?

John encouraged Jerry to start a pest control business
because John felt that the residents of the city would be
willing to pay for the same.


In this session(please see the attachment), Ron stated that Pronoun ambiguity is NOT an "absolute" rule. He further explained how to determine whether a pronoun is ambiguous or not.
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 11:18
Hi Goutamread, pls post more such posts like these. Interesting theory.
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 12:53
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MunniB wrote:
Hi Goutamread, pls post more such posts like these. Interesting theory.



if you want to see all the study hall go here

http://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm

though the docx is useful :)
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 21:25
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Why we've discarded E...? it's grammatically and logically fine I believe and more concise as compared to A.

Experts, can you please step in to clarify it.
Much appreciate your help.
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Why we've discarded E...? it's grammatically and logically fine I believe and more concise as compared to A.


E is incorrect :

1) Incorrect idiom : Because of VERBing (Correct Idiom: Because of Noun [OR] Because Clause)

2) Other issue in the problem:
* ESPECIALLY vs. SPECIALLY
“especially” = “to an unusually high degree” or “more so than comparable things”
These paintings are all attractive, but that one is especially attractive because of its use of chiaroscuro .
“specially” = "done in a special manner"
This dish, which is not on the normal menu, was specially prepared for our guest.
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 09:35
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debayan222 wrote:
Why we've discarded E...? it's grammatically and logically fine I believe and more concise as compared to A.


E is incorrect :

1) Incorrect idiom : Because of VERBing (Correct Idiom: Because of Noun [OR] Because Clause)

2) Other issue in the problem:
* ESPECIALLY vs. SPECIALLY
“especially” = “to an unusually high degree” or “more so than comparable things”
These paintings are all attractive, but that one is especially attractive because of its use of chiaroscuro .
“specially” = "done in a special manner"
This dish, which is not on the normal menu, was specially prepared for our guest.


Ah! right you're my friend..!
I just overlooked the single letter 'e'..

Anyways, thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2014, 05:54
Hi,
Kindly help, whats wrong with D.
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Re: Pronoun Ambiguity: NOT an absolute rule. (by Ron Purewal) [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2014, 11:34
Can you provide me Official questions on "pronoun ambiguity" ?
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