Questions tagged [antecedents]

Pro-forms (such as pronouns) may take their meaning from an earlier word or phrase. That earlier text is the antecedent of the pro-form.

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What does “it” refer to in, “Strange as it may seem…”?

I have a sentence below and some say it means "the Sahara" but I doubt it as it doesn't make sense if it does. Does anyone have any idea about it? Strange as it may seem, the Sahara was once an ...
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How do I understand a sentence without subject and verb in novels?

She was meant to stay indoors but everything looked varnished and bright after the rain, so she put her coat on and went outside, then came back in and slung the camera over her shoulder. Through ...