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1 7 Pronoun- Antecedent Agreement

2 What is a pronoun?

3 Types of Pronouns COMPOUND:  myself  someone  anybody  everything  itself  Whatsoever PHRASAL:  One another  Each other

4 Classes of Pronouns

5 Personal Pronoun: takes the place of a noun List of personal pronouns:  I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours, you, your, yours, they, them, their, theirs, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its

6 Types of Personal Pronouns: Reflexive and Intensive List of reflexive and intensive pronouns:  Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves

7 Relative Pronoun: relates an adjective clause to the noun or pronoun it modifies. List of relative pronouns:  What, who, whose, whom, which, that

8 Indefinite Pronouns: refers to unnamed or unknown people. List of indefinite pronouns:  All, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, each one, either, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, most, much, neither, nobody, none, no one, nothing, one, other, several, some, somebody, someone, something, such

9 Interrogative Pronouns: asks a question List of interrogative pronouns:  Who, whose, whom, which, what

10 Demonstrative pronouns: points out people, places, or things without naming them. List of demonstrative pronouns:  This, that, these, those  1hZGDaqIw&featu re=related 1hZGDaqIw&featu re=related

11 What is an antecedent?

12 Pronoun Antecedent: Agree in number Remember: the words each, either, neither, one, anyone, everyone, everybody, somebody, another, nobody, etc. are singular and take singular pronouns.  Everybody ought to do his or her best. (NOT: their best)  Neither of the girls brought her umbrella. (NOT: their umbrellas) Pronouns must also agree in GENDER!

13 Cheat Sheet for Common Problems



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