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Both the sentences are not correct.

Sentence 1 is INCORRECT. The pronoun IT cannot refer to "Human Body's" (possessive noun).

Sentence 2 is CORRECT. The pronoun IT refers to "Human Body".


Hi AryamaDuttaSaikia
I have a doubt if it's not allowed to refer back to a possessive- how come this sentence is correct.

Isn't it referring to company?

the company's new managers stated their plan to expand itsoperations
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the company's new managers stated their plan to expand its operations

"Its" is referring to "the company". And yes it is allowed to refer back possessive with a pronoun.


I thought possessive could not be referred back with a pronoun. Can someone cite some other similar examples to debunk this myth of mine :)

BUt I read it in the manhattan's book that pronouns are not allowed to refer back possessive.
Can someone pls guide on this?
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PraktanP Two things about possessives and pronouns:

1) The rule you're thinking of--"possessive poison"--states that a non-possessive pronoun can't refer back to a possessive noun, so if we followed that rule, we couldn't say "Sandeep's wife loves him," because technically there's no antecedent for "him," even though the intended meaning is obvious! However, this doesn't stop the possessive "its" from referring back to the possessive "company's." In other words, that rule doesn't apply to this problem.

2) The GMAT has actually abandoned this rule, so feel free to say "Sandeep's wife loves him" to your heart's content. :)
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I narrowed down the answer choices to C and E. I am unable to understand why E is wrong. Could somebody please enlighten me on this?
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the company's new managers stated their plan to expand its operations

"Its" is referring to "the company". And yes it is allowed to refer back possessive with a pronoun.


daagh Please see this. I have read that it is not allowed to refer back to possessive noun with a pronoun but here its something else.
Moreover, Manhattan also did the same thing. As per mgmat this is correct.
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the company's new managers stated their plan to expand its operations

"Its" is referring to "the company". And yes it is allowed to refer back possessive with a pronoun.


I thought possessive could not be referred back with a pronoun. Can someone cite some other similar examples to debunk this myth of mine :)


Even I knew the same thing as yours. Confused too.
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In their latest press release, the company's new management stated a plan for expansion of its operations into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.
A) the company's new management stated a plan for expansion of its operations
B) the new company's management stated that they planned on expanding its operations
C) the company's new managers stated their plan to expand its operations
D) the new company managers stated their plan for its operations, expanding
E) the company's new management stated that they planned to expand its operations

can somebody explain why it is ok that the pronoun "its" in "its operation" does not seem to have an antecedent?


Because of "their" ==> we should use "managers", not "management"
Down to C, D
C is correct. idiom "plan to do"


pqhai What about "its" in C. How can we refer back to possessive noun with a pronoun. Just becoz of this error, I Moved on to next option.
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Both the sentences are not correct.

Sentence 1 is INCORRECT. The pronoun IT cannot refer to "Human Body's" (possessive noun).

Sentence 2 is CORRECT. The pronoun IT refers to "Human Body".


Referring back to original question in the thread...
What about "its" in C. How can we refer back to possessive noun with a pronoun. Just becoz of this error, I Moved on to next option.
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As far as I know, the consideration here is the words 'the company's' and 'its' and not 'the company' and 'its'. we can match a possessive noun with another possessive pronoun as you find in this case. Hence, C is good enough. D changes the entire meaning of the original text by stating that there is a 'new company'.
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