Here are nine rules of agreement precursor pronouns. These rules refer to the rules of the subject-verb agreement. If the sex of a precursor is unclear or unknown, the pronouns should not be automatically transferred to one of the two sexes. For example, not all doctors are men or nurses. Although this is not in itself a problem of agreement, gender sensitivity sometimes poses problems of unification, most often in numbers. To define the different types of pronouns and their roles in a single sentence, click HERE. Any pronoun must relate to a particular precursor that has been mentioned and is nearby. If the precursor is absent or too far from the pronoun, it can be difficult for the reader to understand which noun the pronoun refers to. ** Perhaps you would like to look at the staff pronoun diagram to see which speakers correspond to which predecessors. Ex revised: Psychologists should carefully check their patients` records before making a diagnosis. The following indeterminate pronouns ALWAYS adopt plural pronoun references.
Use a plural pronoun to refer to a collective or entity noun if members are considered serenity. In this sentence, the pronoun is called “SPEAKER” because it refers to it. We call President Lincoln the ANTECEDENT because he is in front of the pronoun that relates to it later. (ante = before) 3. The names of plural groups, which mean two or more groups, adopt plural reference pronouns. The pronoun refers to President Lincoln. President Lincoln is the ANTECEDENT for the pronoun. Note: example #1, with the plural precursor closer to the pronoun, creates a smoother sentence than the example #2, which forces the use of the singular “to be or she”. Pronouns should match their predecessors in number, gender, and person.
In the example above, the pronoun “il” seems to refer to the neighboring noun sailboat. But this sentence makes no sense. The pronoun has no precursor. The pronouns of the third person are he, she, she, she, him, she, her, hers, his, his and his, himself, himself, himself, himself. When writers use the third person, the pronoun refers to the people or things we are talking about.