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" Looking at warning, it is evident that smoking cigarette is dangerous. "

Is this sentence correct ? What is this "it" referring to ? Isn't this a case when a pronoun doesn't has a antecedent ?
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no it not oki !! prepositional phrases must be attached to noun they modify

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Isn't this a case when a pronoun doesn't has a antecedent

the place holder "it" that u talking is not this case
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" Looking at warning, it is evident that smoking cigarette is dangerous. "

Is this sentence correct ? What is this "it" referring to ? Isn't this a case when a pronoun doesn't has a antecedent ?



I found another statement in MGMAT with a pronoun without a antecedent.

WE finally chose the coffee table towards the back of the store, because we thought that this table would complement our living room.

we read sentences like this all the time, having just a pronoun. -- like " we all ran to the gate on hearing the horn. "

So. when the rule says that every pronoun must have an antecedent for it what does that mean.

What Am I missing here ?
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WE finally chose the coffee table towards the back of the store, because we thought that this table would complement our living room.

we read sentences like this all the time, having just a pronoun. -- like " we all ran to the gate on hearing the horn. "

So. when the rule says that every pronoun must have an antecedent for it what does that mean.

What Am I missing here ?


pronoun ambiguity is not an absolute rule !! .
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WE finally chose the coffee table towards the back of the store, because we thought that this table would complement our living room.

we read sentences like this all the time, having just a pronoun. -- like " we all ran to the gate on hearing the horn. "

So. when the rule says that every pronoun must have an antecedent for it what does that mean.

What Am I missing here ?


pronoun ambiguity is not an absolute rule !! .

@aditya ...can you give some example of placeholder it ???
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@aditya ...can you give some example of placeholder it ???


yeah sure but u got to give me kudos !! just kidding
example : it is good to eat mangoes !!
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