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A recent and popular self-help book wryly notes that if adolescence were not so painful, IT would have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect. 

I think IT can refer to adolescence or to wryly ,However , the above sentence is correct .I have the confusion that why IT cant refer wryly. No logic only grammar plz.

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  • Hi @lochan_cancer , guess you wanted to mention that "it".... 23 Feb '15.
  • The word "wryly" is used as adverb, and in that capacity .... 24 Feb '15.
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Hi @lochan_cancer , guess you wanted to mention that "it" refers to "adolescence" (and not "notes"). For the logic that you have given, "notes" is a "verb" and so, the pronoun "it" cannot refer to the "verb".

Sunny, am assuming you somehow interpreted that "wryly" was an "author". Even if that was your interpretation, "it" can only refer to "non-living things" and so, cannot refer to an author.

Thanks,

Ashish.

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Arun Panda @arunspanda 36

The word "wryly" is used as adverb, and in that capacity it can not serve as antecedent to a pronoun. 

The pronoun IT can refer to one sensible singular noun or pronoun. Among the singular nouns in the sentence, which are book, adolescence, aspect and retrospect, the eligible noun that serves as antecedent to pronoun IT is adolescence: First reason is proximity and second reason is parallel structure of if construct.  

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