Pronoun reference

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PRONOUN REFERENCE Presented by Lina Piao Wen Zhang
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DEFINITION OF PRONOUN A pronoun gets its meaning from its antecedent, the noun it substitutes for. Such as “it”, “him”, “they” etc.
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PRONOUN REFERENCE A pronoun must refer clearly and unmistakably to its antecedent in order for the meaning to be clear.
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1. Make a pronoun refer clearly to one antecedent. 2. Place a pronoun close enough to its antecedent to endure clarity. 3. Make a pronoun refer to a specific antecedent rather than to an implied one. 4. Use “it” and “they” to refer to definite antecedents 5. Use “you” only to mean “you, the reader.” 6. Use the pronoun “it” only one way in a sentence. 7. Use “who,” “which,” and “that” for appropriate antecedents.
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PRONOUN REFERENCE More than one possible antecedent. To keep birds from eating seeds, soak them in blue food coloring. (blue birds?) Antecedent too far away. Employees should consult with their supervisor who require vacation time. (the supervisor needs a vacation?) Antecedent only implied. Many children begin reading on their own by watching
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course ARTS 210 taught by Professor Jully during the Spring '07 term at SPSU.

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