Presentation on theme: "Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement. Rules and practice A pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number and gender (gender means female or male: he, him, his."— Presentation transcript:
Rules and practice A pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number and gender (gender means female or male: he, him, his or she, her, hers) Bryan lost his book. Dina found her jacket.
Rules & Notes Remember: singular pronouns are anybody, anyone, each, either, everybody, everyone, neither, nobody, no one, one, someone, or somebody Example: She just lost her cell phone. Everyone will have a turn to express his or her opinion.
Rules & Notes A singular pronoun is used to refer to two or more singular antecedents joined by “or” or “nor” Example: Juan or Julio will bring his soccer ball. Neither the mother nor the daughter brought her purse.
Rules & Notes A plural pronoun is used to refer to two or more antecedents joined by “and” Example: My mother and my father send their good wishes. My dog and my cat share their toys.
Practice- Identify the problem with each sentence and correct it. 1. Either John or Jorge will give their report first. 2. Everybody else wanted to put off giving their report as long as possible. 3. I am surprised that more people didn’t volunteer to give his or her report first. 4. Someone else will give their report first. 5. Most of us wish that he or she didn’t have to give our report at all.
Practice 1. The trees have lost several of leaves in the storm. 2. Each of the clubs thought fundraising ideas were the best. 3. Do you know if anyone has turned in paper yet? 4. No person should be made to feel like is worth less than anyone else.
More practice 5. None of the dogs have eaten all of food. 6. A few of our neighbors have decided to fence in yards. 7. Many in the mob raised voices in protest. 8. Each of the candidates gavecampaign promises.