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What does "it" refer to in B ? what if instead of "it" would be "this" in B ? :?

isn't it whole sentence construction ambiguous - be it "it' or "this"

what does "it" refer to ? isn't it better to use a specific noun instead of "it" :?

B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, this initiative has already
stimulated


Hey dave13 ,

"It" in B is referring to the new maritime code.

You need to understand the following construction:

Because Clause 1, Independent Clause 2

Here the Subject of the independent clause 2 refers to the subject of the Clause 1.

In the given question,

Clause 1 : Because the new maritime code(Subject) provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas

Independent Clause 2: It(Subject) has already stimulated

Therefore, "It" is referring back to the code.

Does that make sense?
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dave13 wrote:
What does "it" refer to in B ? what if instead of "it" would be "this" in B ? :?

isn't it whole sentence construction ambiguous - be it "it' or "this"

what does "it" refer to ? isn't it better to use a specific noun instead of "it" :?

B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, this initiative has already
stimulated


Hey dave13 ,

"It" in B is referring to the new maritime code.

You need to understand the following construction:

Because Clause 1, Independent Clause 2

Here the Subject of the independent clause 2 refers to the subject of the Clause 1.

In the given question,

Clause 1 : Because the new maritime code(Subject) provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas

Independent Clause 2: It(Subject) has already stimulated

Therefore, "It" is referring back to the code.

Does that make sense?


Maybe that's the part that am not clear on the new maritime code(Subject). I thought the new maritime code can't the be the subject because its part of a prepositional phrase. just like this example:

Without the judge knowing how to resolve the issue, he had no way to solve the case.
Even though John is tall, he is not good at basketball.

In both examples above are"Judge" and "John" subjects? or are they simply part of a prepositional phrase they can't be subjects?

This is what I am not clear on.
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Maybe that's the part that am not clear on the new maritime code(Subject). I thought the new maritime code can't the be the subject because its part of a prepositional phrase. just like this example:

Without the judge knowing how to resolve the issue, he had no way to solve the case.
Even though John is tall, he is not good at basketball.

In both examples above are"Judge" and "John" subjects? or are they simply part of a prepositional phrase they can't be subjects?

This is what I am not clear on.


Hey oasis90 ,

In both the examples you presented, Judge" and "John" are the subjects.

Also, I somehow feel you are not very clear on the difference between a phrase and a clause.

A phrase is either only subject but no verb OR only verb but no verb.

If you are unsure whether a group of words is a clause or phrase, break down the words into the parts of speech to help you decide. If there is a subject and a verb with a predicate, it is a clause. If there is a noun but no verb or a verb but no noun and does not have a predicate, it is a phrase.

Without the judge knowing how to resolve the issue ==> No Verb -- Hence a phrase.
Even though John is tall ==> Both Subject and a Verb -- Hence a clause (To be specific Independent Clause)

Does that make sense?
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oasis90 wrote:
Maybe that's the part that am not clear on the new maritime code(Subject). I thought the new maritime code can't the be the subject because its part of a prepositional phrase. just like this example:

Without the judge knowing how to resolve the issue, he had no way to solve the case.
Even though John is tall, he is not good at basketball.

In both examples above are"Judge" and "John" subjects? or are they simply part of a prepositional phrase they can't be subjects?

This is what I am not clear on.


Hey oasis90 ,

In both the examples you presented, Judge" and "John" are the subjects.

Also, I somehow feel you are not very clear on the difference between a phrase and a clause.

A phrase is either only subject but no verb OR only verb but no verb.

If you are unsure whether a group of words is a clause or phrase, break down the words into the parts of speech to help you decide. If there is a subject and a verb with a predicate, it is a clause. If there is a noun but no verb or a verb but no noun and does not have a predicate, it is a phrase.

Without the judge knowing how to resolve the issue ==> No Verb -- Hence a phrase.
Even though John is tall ==> Both Subject and a Verb -- Hence a clause (To be specific Independent Clause)

Does that make sense?


Hey ya thanks this is great. it makes more sense now.

I have another question that I posted here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-cor ... s#p2062345
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