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Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Grammar Lesson

Emily Ervin

on 26 April 2011

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Transcript of Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Evaluation!! Pronoun/Antecedent
Agreement Pronoun: Antecedent: The noun (person, place, thing or idea) that
the pronoun replaces. A word that takes the place of a noun Examples: (he, she, it, him, their, etc.) (Tom, the dog, Liza's, swing, etc.) Anna ran home to get her school bag. Scott and Beth Antecedents Pronouns Rules for
Agreement... Compound subjects joined with "and" are always plural. 2. ex. John and Sam did their homework. plural 3. With compound subjects joined by or/nor, the pronoun agrees with
the antecedent closer to the pronoun. ex. Neither the dog nor her puppies will leave their cage. singular plural plural The classes worked on their porjects for two weeks. singular singular plural plural 4. Collective nouns (group, jury, crowd, team, etc.) may be singular or plural,
depending on meaning. ex. The class took a fieldtrip to its local library. The phrase or clause between the antecedent and the verb/
pronoun does not change the number of the antecedent. ex. The bag of jellybeans spilled because it was not closed. singular prepositional phrase singular 1. 5. Titles take on singular pronouns. Ex: The Fulton Raiders won its competition. This includes book titles! The Catcher in the Rye made its characters seem real. 6. took their dog to the vet. Subjects that are plural but have a singular meaning take a singular reference Examples of these are : news, measles, mumps, physics, etc The news lost its anchor, Ron Von Burgundy. Ex: Singular Ex: Singular Singular 7. If "every" or "many a" is before a noun, it is singular. Singular Singular Singular What is an antecedent? Identify the pronoun and the antecedent in these sentences: 1. Lisa went to the store with her kids. 2. Rick and Bob worked on their homework. Substitute a pronoun into these sentences: 1. Mack went to get Mack's paycheck. 2. The class took a trip to the class' local library. Which sentence is written correctly? 1. 2. a) Every dog has their day. Every dog has its day. b) a) b) The Fulton Raiders won their competion. The Fulton Raiders won its competition. ex. Every dog has its day. The End!! ;)
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