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# Does the noun to which a pronoun refers need to be before that pronoun

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Does the noun to which a pronoun refers need to be before that pronoun  [#permalink]

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08 Feb 2018, 00:20
In SC (or generally in english grammar) a pronoun must always refer clearly and unambiguously to a noun.
Question: the noun must be placed BEFORE within the sentence or as long as the sentence has a noun that is correct number/gender of the pronoun the pronoun is correct?
In other words, does the noun to which a pronoun refers need to be before that pronoun?

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08 Feb 2018, 09:38
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giuliab3 wrote:
does the noun to which a pronoun refers need to be before that pronoun?

Hi giuliab3, two prominent cases where the pronoun appears before the noun are:

1. When the pronoun appears as a part of the introductory modifier

For example:

Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

Pronoun its is referring to the noun the seven-store retailer.

2. Pronoun it appearing before the antecedent

For example:

Long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, Josephine Baker made Paris her home, and she remained in France during the Second World War as a performer and an intelligence agent for the Resistance.

Pronoun it is referring to the noun phrase to be an expatriate.

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