SAT Writing and Language Drill 5.8 Conventions of Usage

"Them". Yep. It's just that one word that we're focused on here in this SAT Writing video.

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paragraph before here So what's referring to yeah population increase

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and environmental concerns dr employment growth for planners in city

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suburbs and other areas This sense follows paragraph about the

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need for urban planners in the years to come Right

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Well we can therefore infer that the unclear pronoun them

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is referring to planners who will be needed to help

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with environmentally conscious development Like in theory we care about

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this The pronoun them is unclear because it could refer

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to either planners or sustainable and environmentally conscious development Which

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is it If it did in fact refer to development

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well it would be the wrong pronoun because development singular

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and then them is plural right The singular pronoun It

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would still be incorrect though because the increased demand is

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for planners not development Development can't increase demand for itself

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Even if it dreams it could Oh that snooty development

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All right so we're moving on love in the whole 00:01:13.868 --> [endTime] career thing for urban planners somehow