On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 13:08 +0000, Wolodja Wentland wrote: > On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 06:51 -0700, Paul E Condon wrote: > > by US native speakers of English. I was taught that "it" refers to > > the most recent prior noun. > ii. Takeshi parked his car in the garage after driving it around ... > iii. Mary and Noam went to the pub, because she needed a dram. > "she" and the most likely antecedent "Mary" and clearly violates the > rule you have been taught in school. Or not … :-) But ii. is still a valid example that violates your rule-of-thumb. Sorry for the confusion! -- .''`. Wolodja Wentland <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : `. `'` 4096R/CAF14EFC `- 081C B7CD FF04 2BA9 94EA 36B2 8B7F 7D30 CAF1 4EFC
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