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Undue emphasis on the cultivation of the intellect at the expense of healthy emotions can harm an individual psychologically. To the extent it occurs on a mass scale


a. These problems become societal ones and it lowers our economic productivity.

b. These problems become societal ones, lowering our economic productivity.

c. These problems become societal ones―lowering our economic productivity.


My English teacher said that a, b, c are right; Is it right that it takes the place of these problems?

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Which 'it' are you asking about?


Note that all three choices are incorrect because they start with a capital letter.

You can't say eg

To the extent it occurs on a mass scale These problems become societal ones, lowering our economic productivity.

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anonymousUndue emphasis on the cultivation of the intellect at the expense of healthy emotions can harm an individual psychologically. To the extent it (= the cultivation of the intellect at the expense of healthy emotions) occurs on a mass scale ...

The 'it' in a references the same thing as the 'it' earlier in the same sentence, which is explained above.

CJ

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a. these problems become societal ones and it lowers our economic productivity.

b. these problems become societal ones, lowering our economic productivity.

c. these problems become societal ones―lowering our economic productivity.


I mean the subject it of "lowers our economic productivity".

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