In a sentence like: America is a rich country. Its resources are massive. If the question was: what does (its) refer to? And there were choices to choose from: A. America B. America's

Which one is the correct answer? A or B ??

Thank you

  • The question should be 'What does It refer to?' Aug 12, 2019 at 20:07
  • @EdwinAshworth Ha, yeah, then the answer would be easy!
    – Mr Lister
    Aug 12, 2019 at 20:17
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    No, "possessions" refers to the possessions of America.
    – Andrew Leach
    Aug 12, 2019 at 21:10
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    "Its" means "America's" and refers to America.
    – Greg Lee
    Aug 12, 2019 at 21:56
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    What do you mean by if the question was and there were choices to choose from? Did you make this up or was it actually a question? Aug 12, 2019 at 23:16

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Assuming the question is very particular about its, then I would say that the real answer is America's, option B. This is because it refers the America, but its refers to the resources of America.

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