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AIQ
1:12 AM
The idea is this. One way to assess - (a) the EI program’s effectiveness or (b) the impact of past reforms - is to examine the program's coverage over time.
Is "its" ambiguous?
This seems like a proofreading question (or opinionated) - I can't post it in the main site.
I have a question. I wrote this: "One way to assess the EI program’s effectiveness or the impact of past reforms is to examine its coverage over time." One friend objected to it stating that the use of "its" is ambiguous. Here "its" = the EI program.
 
1:39 AM
Well, it can't refer to past reforms, because that's plural. If it's ambiguous, I suppose it would have to refer to the impact of past reforms. I'm not sure what its coverage would mean in that case, though.
It doesn't seem especially ambiguous.
 
 
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AIQ
3:51 AM
@snailcar If you give me the vote of confidence that my version is fine, then I shall go feed my friend a shoe.
 
4:46 AM
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Q: I comment "What do you think and why?" to a question "Is this correct?" - and someone posts an answer "No - this is incorrect because . . ."

AIQI have a genuine problem and I am quite upset. I have encountered many questions that are of the following type: (a) Is this correct? (b) Which is correct and why? (c) Please help correct this. These questions (the ones I am particularly talking about) do not mention what research they ha...

 
 
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9:50 AM
 
A word that came to mind when I read the above meta post is anomie. I recently came across it when I read Presumed Innocent, a sort of mystery novel. It contains surprisingly many lurid details, lol.
 
nods
 
10:05 AM
It's a good book, don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed reading it.
Very twisty for all its thickness. ( :
 

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