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# Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because

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Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because [#permalink]

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14 Jul 2004, 12:03
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Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because "past indiscretations, if they were exposed to the public, would prove to be embarrassing"
A. s/a
B. their past indiscretations would prove embarrassing if exposed to the public

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14 Jul 2004, 12:37
boksana wrote:
Many lawmakers are discouraged from seeking offices because past indiscretations, if they were exposed to the public, would prove to be embarrassing
B. their past indiscretations would prove embarrassing if exposed to the public

A is like: ...lawmakers...because past indiscretions would prove to be embrassing. "THEY" doesn't have clear referent.

B is straight

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14 Jul 2004, 12:42
B it is.
it is "indiscretion", not "indiscretation"
In A, "they" is not required whereas in B, "their" makes it clear that it the "indiscretions of those lawmakers"
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14 Jul 2004, 16:03
Thanks, i was not sure for my choice

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15 Jul 2004, 00:54
yeah... I would opt for B too because of clearer pronouns.

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