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Pronouns [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 09:50
"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that she decided to pack another one"

This sentence is incorrect as is, and the corrected version is:

"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that Kathy decided to pack another one"


Can someone pls explain why the ifrst sentence is incorrect? Thanks.
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Re: Pronouns [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 10:03
jimjohn wrote:
"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that she decided to pack another one"

This sentence is incorrect as is, and the corrected version is:

"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that Kathy decided to pack another one"


Can someone pls explain why the ifrst sentence is incorrect? Thanks.


the subject here is a possessive - kathy's suitcase - hence we can only refer back to the suitcase and not the person kathy. "she" has no clear reference.
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mg [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 10:24
jim there is a good explanation of this rule int he manhattan sc guide in the pronoun chapter. beckee explains equally as well though.
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Re: mg [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 11:22
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jim there is a good explanation of this rule int he manhattan sc guide in the pronoun chapter. beckee explains equally as well though.


so we can say that beckee has studied mgmat SC, can we logically say so Beckee. :)
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Re: mg [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 11:32
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dr908 wrote:
jim there is a good explanation of this rule int he manhattan sc guide in the pronoun chapter. beckee explains equally as well though.


so we can say that beckee has studied mgmat SC, can we logically say so Beckee. :)


;) yes i have!!!!!
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Re: mg [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 20:13
But its good to see the usage of that portion of SC here.
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Re: Pronouns [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2007, 22:30
jimjohn wrote:
"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that she decided to pack another one"

This sentence is incorrect as is, and the corrected version is:

"Kathy's suitcase was so stuffed that Kathy decided to pack another one"


Can someone pls explain why the ifrst sentence is incorrect? Thanks.


She has no clear referent to Kathy's.

She needs to refer to "Kathy."

This is common on the GMAT and I think its harder for native speakers to pick up on. We understand and clearly know who "she" refers to.

However, in a gramatical sense, the first is incorrect.
Re: Pronouns   [#permalink] 10 Oct 2007, 22:30
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