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My father doesn't ____. It is not good for his health. (A) exercise (B) smoke

Which choice do you think is correct?
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Pls post your choice first.
I guess the correct choice is A.
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How could you have thought that exercise is not good for your health and smoking is good for your health?

CJ
Did you mean the correct answer is B?

One more question. My father doesn't ____. That is not good for his health. (A) exercise (B) smoke
Which choice is correct?
Teo, you are asking the same thing again. The right answer is (B).
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1. My father doesn't ____. It is not good for his health. (A) exercise (B) smoke

2. My father doesn't ____. That is not good for his health. (A) exercise (B) smoke

In #1, either would be possible, since 'it' can refer back equally naturally to a single noun referent (i.e. smoking) as to an entire nominalized predication (i.e. the fact that he does not exercise).

In #2, however, sense dictates that only (A) would be appropriate, since 'that' would normally refer back to the predication rather than to the single noun.

http://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewtopic.php?p=334243#334243
Think meaning first, rather than grammar, and see what CJ says.

Anyway, the above poster is correct too, "it" creates confusion in this context. I would not use it.
This exercise is highly ambiguous and there are two ways of looking at it.

Err.....I think it is A as well. Something - 'it' - is not good for the father's health. The 'it's available are either 'not excercising' or 'not smoking'.

Out of these the 'not exercising' is the one that is bad for your health.

I think that for B to be clearly the answer then this would need to be one sentence 'My father doesn't smoke because it is bad for his health'.

I don't think you should assume the presence of the meaning of 'because' in the original exercise. It doesn't say because. The 'it is bad for his health' is not giving the reason why he does A or B - it is giving the result of doing A or B. He doesn't exercise. Full stop. Therefore he is unhealthy.

Smoking would be bad for his health. But not smoking? That isn't bad for his health.

Another reason I believe it is A is that if we were to take the second sentence as an explanation of 'why' he does the first sentence, the verb tense would need to be different. How can something he doesn't do be bad for his health? 'It is bad for his health'. No it isn't because he doesn't do it. This would need to be rephrased as 'It would be bad for his health (if he did it). My father doesn't smoke. It would be bad for his health.
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