EXE Pronouns 1 Antecedent

EXE Pronouns 1 Antecedent - Exe c utive Eng lis h Pro pe...

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Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and questions to Mrs. Faye B. Jones. [email protected]
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Pronoun Problems I Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
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Goals Define pronouns. Identify pronouns. Define antecedents. Identify antecedents. Make pronouns and antecedents agree in number and gender.
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PRONOUNS Pronouns are words that take the place of, or refer back to, nouns or other pronouns. Pronouns enable us to talk about people and things without the constant repetition of a name or word.
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Why Use Pronouns? Notice how awkward this sentence is without the use of pronouns. Ann had to change Ann’s clothes before cooking Ann’s dinner. Notice how the sentence improves with pronouns. Ann had to change her clothes before cooking her dinner.
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Gender Agreement The man at the ticket counter said that he was out of change. The pronoun he agrees in gender with its antecedent, man .
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Personal pronouns should refer back to a noun or another pronoun. Gerald picked up the box that his father had given him. The pronoun him takes the place of the noun Gerald . His father means Gerald’s father . Anyone can bring his own skates. The pronoun his refers back to the first pronoun anyone .
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Directions for Exercises Use the SLIDESHOW view. The view buttons are located above the START button. If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Do #1. Identify the pronouns. 1. Bill spilled coffee on his tie. 1a. his
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Do #2. Identify the pronouns. 2. Mary and Jon took the books with them. 2a. them
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Do #3. Identify the pronouns. 3. We need to consider our choices. 3a. We/our
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Antecedent “Antecedent” means coming before, previous or preceding. The word that the pronoun refers back to is the ANTECEDENT of the pronoun.
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Antecedent Examples Whenever the members of the Jones family get together, they have a good time. Sam doesn’t know what is good for him .
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Identify the antecedents. 4. Nick says that he
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