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# 'IT'

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31 Aug 2008, 19:12
It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

can 'it' be used to refer to a 'year' , such as the above case?in this case, there is ambiguity as to what is the antecedent for 'it' (highlighted )

in the sense , can we say . ' the year 1947 was great , as it saw India achieve independence' is this correct?
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01 Sep 2008, 18:07
You can use it as a pronoun for a year in some cases, but this is not the case with your example; it's clear antecedent is the Washington Post in your example, not 1963.
the last it is used to express passive voice, like "it was hot yesterday," which does not have an antecedent.
I'm pretty sure in the GMAT you are not allowed to personify years or other abstract things, but I'm not sure (your example involves a year "seeing" figuratively), which is a good question if anyone else would like to post on that...
An example of a year having a pronoun would be "I loved the year 1965; it was the best year ever" (pardon my simplicity)
hope i cleared it up for you.
Re: 'IT'   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2008, 18:07
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