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we expected the concert to last for at least two hours. since the average ticket sells for twenty dollars, this was not being unrealistic.

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  1. To what ONE NOUN does the word "this" refer?

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    posted by Writeacher
  2. does this refer to ticket or twenty?

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  3. If you have to ask, then you need to rephrase the sentence. The word "they" is a vague pronoun and needs to be fixed.

    That's how you can find these vague references -- if you cannot name the ONE NOUN to which a pronoun refers, then it is vague, and rephrasing needs to take place.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_pronuse.html

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