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Pronouns: Pronouns and Agreement
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Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns in sentences.
The antecedent is the word to which a pronoun refers. See the chart of
personal and indefinite pronouns below.
I, me, my, mine
you, your, yours
he, she, it
him, his, her, hers, its
we, us, our
you, your, yours,
they, them, their, theirs
Singular: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody,
everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one,
other, somebody, someone, something
Plural: both, few, many, others, several
Singular or Plural: all, any, more, most, none, some
Pronouns must agree with their antecedents in gender and number, and must
also agree with verbs. See the examples below.
INCORRECT: Everyone bring their books to class.
CORRECT: Everyone brings his or her book to class.
Everyone is a singular pronoun and must have a singular verb and a singular
pronoun to agree with it.
Usually, a prepositional phrase does not affect agreement.
Example: The book about sports is on the shelf.
Here book is the singular subject that must agree with the verb is. The
prepositional phrase about sports only modifies book (telling which book) and
does not affect subject-verb agreement.
However, because some pronouns are either singular or plural, the
prepositional phrase can provide information.
all of it
some of it
most of it
any of it
all of them
some of them
most of them
any of them