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What if your pronoun- this, that, refers to an idea that doesn't necessarilly have an antecendent ?


If I would like to just refer to something 'indirectly'. So for example: Football represents a form of great revenue, and its fans a source; the pubs and licenced bars always benefit from hyped sporting events.

This (fill in the blank) is representative of many aspects of capitalism in Western Society.



Can the 'pronoun' relate to something outside of the sentence or do they always have to follow an antecendent, or reveal something directly related to the subject before it. If I wanted to use a pronoun such as 'this or that' to show a 'freestanding' existential idea at the end of a sentence versus one that was directly related to previous sentence.

Related in idea but not directly to a specific word or clause.

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panda blue 483Can the 'pronoun' relate to something outside of the sentence

Yes.

I like ice cream. This is making me fat.

panda blue 483 do they always have to follow an antecendent

No.

This above all: to thine own self be true.