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Name: Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
ID: m38606
Language: English (en)
Summary: Pronouns substitute nouns and, many times, refer to their antecedents, which are nouns or pronouns that the pronouns stand for. In English, most nouns are neutral in gender and use the pronoun it, its, or they or their. Nouns that refer to females or males (girl, boy, woman, man, lady, gentleman, mother, father, brother, sister, proper names of people) take pronouns such as he, she, his, her, or him.

A pronoun must always agree with its antecedent in both number and gender.

Subject: Arts
Keywords: Agreement, Antecedent, CIVIS, collective_noun, noun, Personal_pronoun, plural, possessive_pronoun, Pronoun, singular, UPRM, Writing_in_the_disciplines
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Gayle Griggs (
Copyright Holders: Gayle Griggs (
Maintainers: Gayle Griggs (, Benjamin Lugo (, Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (
Editors: Gayle Griggs (, Benjamin Lugo (, Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Jun 20, 2011 10:43 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jul 13, 2011 2:51 pm +0000


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Version: 1.2 Jul 13, 2011 2:51 pm +0000 by Benjamin Lugo
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Version: 1.1 Jul 5, 2011 4:10 pm +0000 by Gayle Griggs
Published July 5, 2011

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