If you perform this module in your own time, you have completed the learning unit to avoid problems with pronouns – precursor agreement. 1. As precursors, the indeterminate pronouns below ALWAYS take a singular pronoun speaker. Look at them carefully. Note: example #1, with the plural precursor closer to the pronoun, produces a smoother sentence as an example #2, which forces the use of the singular “or she”. When writing, make sure you use the correct pronouns. If a pronoun corresponds to the person and number of its predecessor, let`s say it corresponds to its predecessor. Let`s take a few examples: the need for a pronoun-precursor agreement can lead to gender problems. For example, if you write, “A student must see their advisor before the end of the semester,” if there are female students, nothing but grief will follow. In grammar, the number indicates how much is if something is singular (one) or plural (more than one). Pronouns should always match their predecessors in number. C.
A singular precursor followed by a plural precursor Since they can describe either the group as A SINGLE ENTITY (a single singular) or the individuals of the group (more than one plural), these nouns as precursors present particular problems. In this sentence, he is the precursor of the reference pronoun. In the following examples, C and D are the most difficult, as precursors have both a singular character and a plural vocabulary. Think of these two guidelines… Here are nine rules of agreement precursor pronouns. These rules refer to the rules of the subject-verb agreement. . . .