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Question

A weak or indefinite reference occurs when a pronoun __________.

functions as the object of a preposition
modifies an adjective, adverb, or verb
refers to an unknown antecedent
may refer to two or more antecedents

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  • Answer:

    A weak or indefinite reference occurs when a pronoun refers to an unknown antecedent.

    Explanation:

    When we use pronouns, we need to make sure that they refer to a specific antecedent (that is, a noun mentioned before), otherwise, our ideas would be difficult to understand. Weak or indefinite reference is a type of pronoun reference problem and it occurs when a pronoun refers to an unknown antecedent. For example:

    I wanted to be part of the team, but they did not let me in.

    This sentence is an example of weak reference pronoun because the antecedent of the pronoun “they” is unknown. “they” actually refers to the people that are part of the team, but these people are not mentioned in the sentence and “they” does not match in number with the noun “team,” (pronouns and antecedent must match in number, and sometimes in gender) .

    A correct sentence would be:

    I wanted to be part of the team, but the members did not let me in.

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