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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

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Giselle Corletto

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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
What are pronoun-antecedent agreements?
Continued
What is a pronoun?
What is an antecedent?
nouns or pronouns to which they refer to it
do NOT
don't use plural pronouns to refer to two kinds of singular antecedents: indefinite pronouns and generic nouns
treat them as singular
Make the references clear
do not write about a noun and after several sentences refer to it with a pronoun

Caution
this
it
that
which
Inferred Pronouns
the reader does not know what you are talking about!!
Angelita Fuentes, Giselle Corletto,Valeria Rendon, Michael Padilla
a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun
examples???
he
she
they
it
we
her
their
I
examples of indefinite pronouns:
anybody
everyone
someone
either
nobody
each
neither
everything
collective nouns
treat them as singular unless it is plural
ex: jury, family, committee, crowd, class
singular: The group put their signatures on the petition.
Compound sentences using Either or Neither
examples
avoid using:
examples:
singular: Katie finished her painting.

plural: The students finished their paintings.
sample:
Everyone loved their essay.
Everyone loved his or her essay.
plural: The school granted its permission to teach.
example:
Neither Tom nor Sue could start his or her essay last night.

Either Jake or Samuel should receive an award for his great skills in basketball.
example:
Andrew and Kevin played soccer last night. Andrew's team won the game and Kevin congratulated him. The next morning he woke up sore.
Who woke up sore? Andrew or Kevin?
example:
Alicia loves to go bike riding without a helmet through a busy street. This is dangerous.

What's dangerous? Riding without a helmet or riding through a busy street?
Works Cited
•Hacker, Diana, Nancy I. Sommers, Thomas Robert Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Horn. The Bedford handbook. 8th ed. Boston, Mass.: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.
example:
On the TV, they said that it was going to be hot today.
Who is they??
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