Lesson: Pronouns - Part II

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Hello Brent ! I Understood that " That " and "those " do not necessarily replace their antecedents but whats the take away ? Does it mean it is wrong to use That and those as their could be ambiguity regarding the antecedent ?
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The takeaway is that those pronouns are not necessarily equal to their antecedents.

For example, consider the sentence "Today, Joe's nose is longer than IT was yesterday."
Here IT = JOE'S NOSE
So, we could also write "Today, Joe's nose is longer than JOE'S NOSE was yesterday."

Now consider the sentence "Joe's nose is longer than THAT of Fred."
Here THAT does not equal JOE'S NOSE. We cannot write "Joe's nose is longer than JOE'S NOSE of Fred."

Instead, THAT refers to noses in general.

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