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# OG 19 :: pronoun reference ..

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18 May 2008, 01:03
While depressed property values can hurt some large investors, they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose euity - in many cases representing a life's savings- can plunge or even disappear.

1) they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose
2) for homeowners, it is potentially devastating in that their

OA- 1

why not (2) ?
1- has pronoun which can refer to investors as well as or property values. OG says it clearly refers to property values. I dont understand this. Why can it refer to investors.

2- though there is problem with "It" as being siingular , it clearly removes confusion wrt "they" reference.

Any thoughts are welcome ...

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18 May 2008, 01:22
What can be devastating to both (lagre investors as well as homeowners)? Answer is depressed property values. Therefore, it clearly reflects property values. I hope it answers your question.

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18 May 2008, 03:31
Property values is plural where as it is singular therefore pronoun does not agree in number with antedecent

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06 May 2010, 10:58
Hi all,

I am still not able to understand whey 'they' is clearly referring to properly prices and not large investors. Please guys, help me out.

TIA
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06 May 2010, 14:21
The rule: if the pronoun is the subject of its clause and it is referring to a noun that is also the subject of the sentence, then it is safe to presume that there is no pronoun ambiguity.
In this sentence, while is a subordinator and the subject is the depressed values, the pronoun they is also the subject in its clause and it is referring to a noun that is also the subject so it's a clear reference.
For this specific rule refer to manhattan sc,the chapter about pronouns under the subtitle pronoun strategy.

And for 2: it's definitely the wrong answer (it has no reference and it is singular and in this context it cant function as an expletive.

hope this helps.
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