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The passage below comes from Word Smart.

In grammar, the antecedent of a pronoun is the person, place, or thing to which it refers. In the previous sentence, the antecedent of it is antecedent.

When I read the first sentence I thought it refers to a pronoun. (Am I right?) Then the next sentence says 'the antecedent of it is antecedent'. Which means the writer thinks it refers to antecedent. In that case my assumption about the reference of it is wrong. When a book says something which doesn't accord to my thought, I know I am more wrong than right. But I want to double check.

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    You're right, the writer is wrong. Pronoun is the antecedent of it; antecedent is the antecedent of which. – StoneyB May 26 '17 at 12:04
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You are correct. The subject if the sentence ("it") is pronoun. The next sentence you have quoted examines a construct which you have not included in your question. The writer has referred to a sentence which came before the part you quoted.

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