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F. He was still trying He is the best choice here because it can only refer to the man. Using the man would be possible though mentioning the noun is not necessary. g. to pick them up when the police arrived. Them is the unmarked choice here because it can only refer to the coins (the last plural noun mentioned). Using the coins would be possible and might have the effect of emphasising the 'punch line' of the anecdote. 58 Functional Grammar in the ESL Classroom Step 8 The generalisation is that using pronouns is the usual or default way of mentioning something for the second or subsequent time.
He pulled out a gun and pointed it at the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper gave him all the money in the till and the man ran out of the shop. But when he got back to his car he couldn't open it. He had locked it with the keys inside. 2. A man stopped an armoured car, knocked out the driver and grabbed some bags of money. They were full of coins. As he was trying to run away with the heavy bags, he fell over, and the coins spilled out. He was still trying to pick them up when the police arrived. Gap Filling SS Sample worksheet Two stupid or unlucky criminals Locked Out A car stopped in front of a shop.
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