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Sentence Correction: Pronoun Questions - Ambiguity

Although public outrage in the wake of recent corruption scandals has affected the polls, and despite the Minister of Finance's staunch opposition to the President's campaign in favor of workers' rights, he continues to rally great support through other political avenues.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun he is ambiguous because it agrees with more than one noun. It is unclear to whom it refers - to the Minister of Finance or to the President.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the ambiguity mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it

Very good!

This answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake.

Although this answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake, it is still stylistically flawed. The meaning of the word nevertheless is already expressed by the words although and despite earlier in the sentence, resulting in redundancy.

Although this answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake, it is grammatically incorrect. The singular noun the Minister does not agree with the plural verb continue.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. The pronoun he is ambiguous because it agrees with more than one noun. It is unclear to whom it refers - to the Ministry of Finance or to the President.

It is true that stylistic mistakes are not always corrected. However, since there is an answer choice that does address the issue of ambiguity, it is preferable to this one.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the ambiguity mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it

 In addition, the omission of the word great changes the meaning of the original sentence.

he continues to rally great support through other political avenues
the Minister continues to rally great support through other political avenues
nevertheless, the Minister continues to rally great support through other political avenues
the Minister continue to rally great support through other political avenues
he continues to rally support through other political avenues