9 In such cases, indeterminate pronouns are clearly plural and their use helps people avoid clumsiness. Over time, the plural pronoun can be accepted in a speech or formal writing. Until then, however, you should use the correct grammatical singular form in your letter. 3 There are two common mistakes that people make with pronouns. The rules are: 1. A pronoun must be in number agreeing with the word or words that replace it. 2. A pronoun should clearly refer to the word that replaces it. 8 2. In informally spoken English, plural pronouns are often used with indeterminate pronouns. Many probably wouldn`t say: everyone has their own opinion on the choice. Instead, they would probably say: everyone has their own opinion on the choice.
Here are other examples: a) Everyone in the choir must buy his dresses. b) Everyone in line has their ticket ready. c) No one in the class remembered to bring their books. 5 Indeterminate pronouns The following words are always singular. a person someone each, nor someone 2 Nouns calls people, places or things. Pronouns are words that replace subtantives. In fact, the word pronoun means “for a noun.” Pronouns are abbreviations that prevent you from repeating words unnecessarily in writing. Here are some examples of pronouns: Eddie left his camera on the bus. (His pronoun replaces Eddie`s.) Elena drank the coffee, even though it was cold. (It replaces coffee.) When I turned the wet pages of the newspaper, they collapsed in my hands. (You are a pronoun that replaces pages.) Noun/Pronoun accord. Noun/Pronoun accord.
Nouns call people, places or things. Pronouns are words that replace subtantives. In fact, the word pronoun means “for a noun.” 7 Each pronoun highlighted is unique because it refers to an indeterminate pronodem. There are two important points that are remembered on an indeterminate pronoun. 1. In the last example, if everyone in the club was a woman, the pronoun would be her. If the association had women and men, it would be a pronoun or it. Everyone at the club has to pay their fees next week.
Some writers follow the traditional practice of using her to refer to women and men. Some now use her or her to avoid implicit sexual bias. To avoid his or those a little clumsy, a sentence can often be rewritten in the plural: club members must pay their fees next week. 6 If a pronoun in a sentence refers to one of these singulars (also called indeterminate pronouns), the pronoun should be singular. Someone left his shoulder bag at the back of the chair. One of the bus-boys just called and said he was an hour late. Everyone in the club has to pay their fees next week. 4 A pronoun must correspond in the number to the words that replace it. If the word referred to by a pronoun is singular, the pronoun must be singular; If this word is plural, the pronoun must be plural. (Note that the word referred to by a pronoun is called precursor.) 1.
Mary showed me her old marriage. 2. Students enrolled in art class must provide their own supplies. In the first example, the pronoun refers to the single word Mary. In the second example, the pronoun refers to the student`s plural speech. . . . . Travel in numbers and in person NEC FACET Center.
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