without it bearing

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"without it bearing" or "without its bearing" or "without bearing" ?

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Such truth that each may have heard without it bearing fruit and which had made no impression, is once again brought to mind , and this time she is filled with it.
asked Jun 18 '12 at 08:09 orban New member

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I think this:

 

Such truth that each may have heard it without bearing fruit and which had made no impression, is once again brought to mind , and this time she is filled with it.

 

is probably the best. "Truth" here is the anaphor for "it". It also has to be the internal argument for "heard", because a prepositional phrase like "without bearing fruit" cannot be the internal argument for "heard". Hope that helps.

link comment answered Jun 18 '12 at 20:58 Anna New member

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