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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss nouns and pronouns.Share examples.
  • Discuss agreement of a pronoun and its antecedent.
  • Discuss indefinite pronouns.
  • Discuss collective nouns.
  • Discuss pronouns and their antecedents.Share examples.
  • Chapter 25

    1. 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    2. 2. CHAPTER 25: USING PRONOUNS CORRECTLY:AGREEMENT AND REFERENCECopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    3. 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will be learn to: recognize proper pronoun case, identify pronoun antecedents, indefinite pronouns, and collective nouns, and correct errors in pronoun and agreement and reference.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    4. 4. NOUNS AND PRONOUNS Nouns are the names of persons, places, or things. Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns. A pronoun’s antecedent is the word or words it replaces.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    5. 5. AGREEMENT OF A PRONOUN AND ITS ANTECEDENT A pronoun must agree in number with its antecedent.  If the antecedent is singular, the pronoun must be singular.  If the antecedent is plural, then the pronoun must be plural.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    6. 6. INDEFINITE PRONOUNS Certain words called indefinite pronouns always take a singular verb.  Therefore,if one of these indefinite pronouns is the antecedent, the pronoun that replaces it must be singular.INFO BOX: Indefinite Pronouns Avoiding Gender Bias  Using his or her to avoid gender biasCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    7. 7. COLLECTIVE NOUNS Collective nouns refer to more than one person or thing. Most of the time, collective nouns take a singular pronoun. Collective nouns are usually singular because the group acts as a unit. Collective nouns take a plural pronoun only when the members of the group are acting individually.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    8. 8. PRONOUNS AND THEIR ANTECEDENTS: BEING CLEAR Pronouns are words that replace or refer to other words, and the words that are replaced or referred to are antecedents. Make sure that a pronoun has one clear antecedent.  Reference of pronouns If a pronoun lacks an antecedent, add an antecedent or get rid of the pronoun.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    9. 9. WHAT ARE PRONOUNS?A. Words that describe nouns.B. Persons, places, or things.C. Words that substitute for nouns.D. Words that show action.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    10. 10. WHAT ARE PRONOUNS?A. Words that describe nouns.B. Persons, places, or things.C. Words that substitute for nouns.D. Words that show action.recognize proper pronoun caseCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    11. 11. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN INDEFINITE PRONOUN?A. CamilleB. carefullyC. everybodyD. climbCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    12. 12. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN INDEFINITE PRONOUN?A. CamilleB. carefullyC. everybodyD. climbidentify pronoun antecedents, indefinite pronouns,and collective nounsCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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