Rule: a singular pronoun must replace a single nominz; a plural pronoun must replace a plural noun. A word may refer to an earlier nov or pronoun in the sentence. Example #2 (singular predecessors closer to pronodem): 8 SUBJECT/VERB AGREEMENT 8. Choose the right verb for an indefinite pronode based on the type of indefinite pronoun (singular, plural or both) – see page 397 and diagram in your notes Ex: Each banner is blue. All books are damaged. There`s still some of the pizza left. Some of the books stayed. 11 PRONOV/PRE-ADVERSE 2. Use a unique personal pronoun to refer to two or more individual precursors, those of or ex: False: Becca or Megan carry their backpack. Ex: That`s right: Either Becca or Megan take her backpack. Note: The example #1, with the plural pronoun closer to the pronoun, creates a smoother game as an example #2 that forces the use of the singular “to be or use it”. 10 PRONOUN/ANTECEDENT AGREEMENT -Don`t use the pronoun “you” to refer to a noun in the 3rd person Ex: False: Stephanie learned French.

This is the language you need to know when you go to Paris. That`s right: Stephanie learned French. It is the language she must know when she goes to Paris. Here are nine pronoun-antecedent agreement rules. These rules refer to the rules found in the verb-subject agreement. 12 PRONOV/PRECURSOR CONVENTION 3. If the sex of a precursor is not known to a third person, you can arrange the pronoun in one of three ways: Ex: A student should put his books in class. Ex: Students should put their books in class. For example: Books should be put in class by students.

We don`t talk and we don`t write like that. Noun Lincoln`s is automatically replaced with a pronoun. Of course, we say 3 SOUS-JECT/VERB AGREEMENT 2. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the ex plural must be there.