Consider we have the sentence
My bird likes sunflower seeds. She eats a lot of seeds everyday.
Using pronoun resolution we can replace she with the actual subject 'My birds'; converting 'She eats a lot of seeds everyday.' to 'My bird eats a lot of seeds everyday. '
Similarly, assume the below sentences where we have the *'the following * '* (where * refers to a noun):
- It stores itself in the following location: \windows.
- It tries to open the following file: file.exe.
- The following rows are deleted: row1 row2.
We simply can remove (resolve) 'the following' and write them as
- It stores itself in \windows. (Replaced the 'the following location:' with the actual location \windows)
- It tries to open file.exe. (Replaced 'the following file:' with actual file which it was referring to: file.exe)
- Row1 and row2 are deleted: row1 and row2. (Replaced 'The following rows' with row1 and row2).
Unlike the 'My bird eats a lot of seeds everyday.' where I used pronoun resolution here I am resolving object with the actual ones. My question is what is this technique? And what is the grammar behind this. Is there any specific naming for 'the following' ? Any help and insight is greatly appreciated.