ch07 - Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 2...

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Unformatted text preview: Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 2 Pronouns and Antecedents Objectives Make personal pronouns agree with their antecedents in number and gender. Understand the traditional use of common gender and be able to use its alternatives with sensitivity. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 3 Pronouns and Antecedents Make personal pronouns agree with subjects joined by or or nor . Make personal pronouns agree with indefinite pronouns, collective nouns, and organization names. Understand the functions of who and whom . Follow a three-step plan in selecting who or whom . Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 4 A pronoun substituting for a noun must agree with that noun (its antecedent) in number (singular or plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, or neuter). Pronouns and Antecedents Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 5 Pronouns and Antecedents Clear Reference Do not use pronouns unless the person or thing referred to, the antecedent, is clear. Don told Andrew that he was eligible. ^ antecedent = ? In some restaurants they demand coats and ties. ^ antecedent = ? Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 6 Pronouns and Antecedents Number Agreement Pronouns must agree in number with the nouns they represent. One member of the girls team forgot her shoes. \______/ <-------antecedent----------------- \__/ Several candidates were given their tests at once. \_________/<-antecedent--\___/ Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 7 Pronouns and Antecedents Plural Pronoun Agreement If a pronoun refers to two nouns joined by and , the pronoun must be plural. The manager and the team discussed their plans. \_______/----------------\___/<-antecedents-\__/ Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 8 Pronouns and Antecedents Antecedent Location Disregard phrases that come between the pronoun and the word to which it refers. Judy Ehresman, along with several staff members, took her vacation in August. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 9 Pronouns and Antecedents Antecedent Location Disregard phrases that come between the pronoun and the word to which it refers. Judy Ehresman , along with several staff members, took her vacation in August. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 10 Pronouns and Antecedents Antecedent Location Disregard phrases that come between the pronoun and the word to which it refers. One of the male employees had his merit review. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 11 Pronouns and Antecedents Antecedent Location Disregard phrases that come between the pronoun and the word to which it refers. One of the male employees had his merit review. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 12 Pronouns and Antecedents Gender Agreement Gender refers to whether a noun is masculine (male), feminine (female), or neuter (neither male nor female). Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 13 Pronouns and Antecedents...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course OA 265 taught by Professor Lbrotsker during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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ch07 - Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 7- 2...

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