Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #52 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #52

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To Josephine Baker, Paris was her home

To Josephine Baker, Paris was her home long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, and she remained in France during the Second Wold War as a performer and intelligence agent for the Resistance.

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hey Mike,
In option D ,
What is "it" referring to in the phrase
"Long before...."
Isn't it there any pronoun ambiguity ??

Feb 24, 2015 • Comment

Jonathan , Magoosh Tutor

Hi! The "it" is actually not ambiguous.

This is an acceptable case in which there is not antecedent to the pronoun. This is an example of something we call the "empty" it.

See this blog post for a detailed explanation.

* http://magoosh.com/gmat/2014/the-empty-it-on-the-gmat-sentence-correction/

And this video:

* http://magoosh.com/gmat/2014/gmat-tuesdays-with-kevin-sentence-correction-it-at-the-beginning-of-a-sentence/

I hope these help :)

Mar 16, 2015 • Reply

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May 22, 2013 • Comment

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