Is this the correct use of the pronoun reference "this". Were you able to tell what the pronoun this is referring to?

Based on the feedback received, my strengths were having strong arguments as well as good transitions and use of quotes. My essay discussed the strategies adopted by Apple in making their products more desirable and how they evolved as their product line also changed. I was able to tie this to the ideas introduced by Jib Fowles on the effective use of appeals in marketing.

  • The referent is unclear. – Hot Licks May 6 at 14:25
  • Since this is singular, it must either be Apple's product line or your essay. Neither choice appears to be what you actually want to say. (I believe that "the feedback received" is too far away to be "this".) – Andrew Leach May 6 at 14:30
  • It sounds like the "strategies" and "how they evolved" are all being roped in under "this", such that you probably mean something like "this analysis". – tylerharms May 6 at 14:41
  • Don't make us guess; just add the noun you know it to refer to: this feedback, this discussion, this product evolution, or whatever else it is that you know it to be. – Jason Bassford May 7 at 18:53

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