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Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

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Taben Malik

on 5 February 2014

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Transcript of Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

Definitions
- a word that takes place of a noun

Ex. I, you, we, his, her, us, them, their, our
Indefinite Pronouns

A phrase or clause between the subject and verb:
Rule Uno
Compound subjects joined by
and:
Rule #B
Compound subjects joined by
or/nor
:
Rule Three
Collective Nouns:
Rule ((4-6)x(-1/.5))
Titles of single entities:
Rule
Plural form subjects with a singular meaning:
Rule VI
Every
or
Many a
:
Rule 0111
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
- the noun in which the pronoun stands in for

Ex. Abraham Lincoln
Pronoun
Antecedent
Ultimatum!!
Pronoun must agree with the antecedent!!
Number = Number

Gender = Gender
Singular Indefinite Pronouns:
each
either
neither
one
no one
nobody
nothing
anyone
anybody
anything
someone
somebody
something
everyone
everybody
everything
Ex:
Each of the students
submitted
his or her
essay.
Indefinite Pronouns
Plural Indefinite Pronouns
several
few
both
many
Ex:
Singular or Plural
some
any
none
all
most
Ex:
All of the jewelry
has lost
its
glow.
All of the jewels
have lost
their
glow.
Ex:
The
can

of lima beans
sits
on
its
shelf.
Singular
Singular
Ex:
Zoe, Taben, and Maria
presented
their
editing project to the class.
Plural
Plural
Ex:
Ex:
Neither the
students
nor the
teacher
showed up for
his or her
class.
Neither the teacher nor the
students
showed up for
their
class
group
jury
crowd
team
Ex:
The
jury
read
its
verdict.
Ex:
The
jury members
read
their
individual opinions
The Grapes of Wrath
made
its
characters seem real.
Singular Entity
Singular
Ex:
The
news
has lost much of
its
sting two days later.
Every

cow, pig, and horse
had lost
its
owner in the alien invasion.
Ex:
Ex:
Many a
boy wishes he could play in the dirt.
Do you want to build a snowman?
Several of the students
did not turn in
their
first essay.
Singular
Singular
(disguised as a plural)
aerobics
athletics
blues (music)
economics
tweezers
mathematics
news
politics
scissors
trousers
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