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Them is used to refer to an object. In the following sentence

Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman, a former Netanyahu aide, has submitted a bill to the Knesset that would enable the government to draft them.

Them is used to refer to a bill but bill is singular here. I am confused about this.

  • Read it again, they're not talking about the bill when they use "them". – Kaique Jun 2 '19 at 14:19
  • I have read it several times and tried to access the original on the HIndu (which requires readers to remove ad-blockers). But I agree with the OP that it is required, unless them refers back to a plural, such as clauses, used earlier in the report. – Ronald Sole Jun 2 '19 at 15:20
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The ultra-orthodox Jews, the Haredim, are exempt from mandatory military service. Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman, a former Netanyahu aide, has submitted a bill to the Knesset that would enable the government to draft them.

Them refers to the Haredim which is a plurality.

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