guys I am posting this question again to clear one of my doubt
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 253#154253
The players were often punished by the referee's lack of alertness who penalized
all those who were involved in fighting, regardless of who had instigated it.
A. The players were often punished by the referee's lack of alertness who penalized
B. The referee's lack of alertness often caused him to penalize
C. The players were punished by the lack of alertness of the referee who penalized often
D. Lacking alertness, the referee's choice was to penalize often
E. His lack of alertness to brutality often caused the referee to penalize
In the choice B the pronoun him
is refering back to referee's lack
a possesive noun
and also the subject and the object of the verb both are referee
Grammer rules says (source my grammer book) that the possesive noun should only be referenced by Reflexive Pronoun like (himself,herself)
The example given was why the answer is B here...even though the pronoun reference is wrong
Hubert's attempt in his compaign to dissociate himself from the jonson foreign policies was built around emphasis on hubert's senate career.
somebody pls explain this ....
OA to above question is B[/u]