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Practical English Grammar

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pronouns and their antecedents


Take the sentence, ‘‘The veterinarian took pride in her work.’’ The pronoun
her refers back to veterinarian, the subject of the sentence. In this context, veterinarian
is the pronoun’s antecedent, the word that the pronoun refers back
to in the sentence. Usually, the antecedent comes before the pronoun in the
sentence. In all cases, the pronoun and its antecedent must agree in number
and gender.

In the following sentences, the antecedent is italicized, and the pronoun
is underlined.
The flag has lost its colors over these two years. (singular antecedent
and pronoun)
Our teachers surely know their subjects well. (plural antecedent
and pronoun)
Dogs know their capabilities. (plural antecedent and pronoun)

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. complete and simple predicates
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. the participle and participial phrase
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7. the adjective clause
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8. what good writers do
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. introducing phrases
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11. the noun adjective pronoun question
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12. The nominative case
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13. the gerund and gerund phrase
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14. introducing clauses
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15. Commas Part Five
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16. Second Capitalization List
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17. types of sentences by purpose
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18. the indirect object
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19. types of nouns
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20. the pronoun
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21. the adjective
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22. the verb
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23. the adverb
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24. Confusing usage words part one
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25. compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
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26. the direct object
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27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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28. the verb phrase
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29. the noun clause
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30. Confusing usage words part three
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31. Confusing usage words part eight
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32. Active and passive voices
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33. Commas Part Three
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34. Commas Part Four
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35. Quotation Marks Part Two
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36. regular verb tenses
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37. the preposition
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38. The coordinating conjunction
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39. the interjection
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40. reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
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41. The possessive case
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42. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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43. Sound a like words Part Two
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44. Commas Part Two
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45. The Apostrophe
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46. complete and simple subjects
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47. the prepositional phrase
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48. the adverb phrase
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49. the appositive
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50. the adverb clause
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