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# A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as

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A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as [#permalink]

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A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, BUT MANY OF THEM CAN BE HARMFUL TO HEALTH, ESP IF THEY ARE USED IMPROPERLY.

This is the correct answer from the OG verbal book. I'm quite confused why they used THEM and THEY(plural)...is the subject not A CONSUMER?(singular)
Logically, THEM and THEY should refer to cleaning products, but grammar wise, isn't A CONSUMER supposed to be the subject?

This is really bugging me. Thanks

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Re: SC confusion: household products [#permalink]

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31 Aug 2006, 18:26
A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, BUT MANY OF THEM CAN BE HARMFUL TO HEALTH, ESP IF THEY ARE USED IMPROPERLY.

This is the correct answer from the OG verbal book. I'm quite confused why they used THEM and THEY(plural)...is the subject not A CONSUMER?(singular)
Logically, THEM and THEY should refer to cleaning products, but grammar wise, isn't A CONSUMER supposed to be the subject?

This is really bugging me. Thanks

They and them clearly refers to the cleaning products. , but.... should help you zero in on the correct antecendent here.

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01 Sep 2006, 14:56
they, them are relative pronouns which represent the closest antecedents. ....
Moreover, "But" introduces a new clause with a new subject and verb.
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01 Sep 2006, 14:56
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