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Unclear Antecedents Exercise

When a sentence does not clearly identify which noun a subsequent pronoun refers to, the error is referred to as an unclear antecedent. (The Latin antecedent of that word, which is a synonym for precedentante means “before”—is antecedens, “what precedes.”) The word the antecedent refers to is called an anaphor, and the antecedent and the anaphor are known as coreferences.

Revise each sentence below so that the nouns to which the pronouns refer are obvious.