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The pronoun antecedents are unclear in the following sentences. Underline the pronouns in each, then rewrite the sentences so the antecedent is clear.
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1. I really like reading mystery novels, but I like reading non-fiction books too. I enjoy reading them all the time.

2. He wanted to cut the lawn, wash his car, and reive to Windsor that weekend. This was unrealistic.

PS. I don't get the underline part. What does it want me to underline. The part I'm changing?
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I will post my answers below.
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1. I really......non-fiction books too. I enjoy reading them.

Didn't really change anything much. Is this how I do it? Is it correct?
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2. He wanted to.....that weekend. Those activities were unrealistic.

Is it correct?
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Help is greatly appreciated. Since english is my second language it's hard for me.

Thanks,

  • English -

    The problem in #1 is that "them" in the second sentence is vague -- the reader can't tell if it's referring to mystery books or to non-fiction books. So ...

    1. I really like reading mystery novels, but I like reading non-fiction books too. I enjoy reading them all the time.
    Rewritten: I really like reading mystery novels and non-fiction books, too. [No need for the second sentence; it's redundant!]

    How will you fix #2?

  • English -

    The pronouns that you should underline are: 1. "them" is unclear. You need to clarify whether you like mysteries, non-fiction or both all of the time
    2. There are no pronouns in the sentence. Perhaps they want to to clarify what the antecedent of "this" is

  • English -

    So, for number 2, would I change.....

    2. "This was unrealistic" to "These activities were unrealistic"

    Please respond.

  • English -

    Almost. It might be better to say, "Completing all these activities in one weekend was unrealistic."

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