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1 Warm Up- Subject Verb Agreement Complete Part A of the diagnostic test on pg in your grammar book. Have all grammar homework out and ready for me to stamp.

2 Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Homework- Post Test I, pg Quiz on Agreement: Monday 1/14

3 What’s a pronoun? antecedent? Pronoun: Words that ‘stand in’ for nouns. Ex: I, you, he, she, it, etc. Antecedent is the word to which a pronoun refers. Does Julie have her book? Because the book was lost, it had to be paid for.

4 Rules #1 and #2 Rule #1 A pronoun should agree with its antecedent (the word to which a pronoun refers) in number and gender. Esperanza sold her bicycle to buy skates. Rule #2 Use a singular pronoun to refer to a singular antecedent and use a plural pronoun to refer to a plural antecedent (Make sure that the gender coincides as well): Before I was born, both the Dodgers and the Giants moved their teams to California.

5 Rule #3 If a singular antecedent may be either masculine or feminine, use both the masculine and feminine pronouns or Revise the sentence to make it plural. Anyone who is going on the trip must bring his or her own pillow. Revised to be plural: All of the people going on the trip should bring their own pillow. Everyone who saw the trick tried to do it himself or herself. Revised to be plural: All of those who saw the trick tried to do it themselves.

6 Rule #4 Use a singular pronoun to refer to the following antecedents: anybody, anyone, each, either, everybody, everyone, neither, nobody, no one, one, somebody, and someone. Each of the girls wore her soccer uniform today. One of the men forgot his wallet. One should always be nice to his or her dog.

7 Rule #5 Use a singular pronoun to refer to two or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor. Either Mitchell or Bob promised to bring his amplifier. Neither Grace nor Jane said she knew how far it was to Sacramento. Awkward: Either Bob or Alice will play her guitar. Revised: Either Alice will play her guitar, or Bob will play his.

8 Rule #6 Use a plural pronoun to refer to two or more singular antecedents joined by and. If you see Luca and Troy, tell them to come here. Carl, Antonia, and Sally have finished their film.

9 Rule #7 When a singular and a plural antecedent are joined by or or nor, the pronoun usually agrees with the nearer antecedent. Neither the puppies nor our full grown dog likes its new dish. Neither our dog nor the puppies like their new dishes.

10 Review Ex 14 on page 161 (1-10) Ex B on page 163 (1-10)


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