Pronoun Agreement In Composition

Do you need to refresh the pronouns? Look at the Pronouns page in the field of writing update. Use a plural pronoun to refer to a collective substrate or feature when members are thought to singly. What is a precursor? That`s a good question. A precursor is the word referred to by a pronoun. The pronoun and precursor must be either singular or plural. In other words, the pronoun and the predecessor must agree – either they are both plural or they are unique. There can be no disagreement between them. It looks more confusing than it really is. A staff pronoun must also personally match its predecessor. Pronouns 1, each, all three pronouns. He follows them, him, him or her, her, her. In the following sentences, pronouns and their precursors coincide in numbers because they are both singularly: writers who want to stick to formal conventions for pronomic reference may want to make the precursor parral for the pronoun to accept in numbers.

According to the APA Style blog, writers should also use the singular “you” when it comes to transgender and non-sex-friendly people (including agenders, genders and other communities) who use the singular “them” as their pronoun (paragraph 1). Examples of collective names are words such as team, jury, audience and class. These collective nouns usually refer to a class or group. Identifying collective nouns as singular or plural can be difficult, because singularity or plurality depends on the functioning of the collective noun. A precursor can refer either to the pronoun as a unit or to the different parts of the set. For example, the Finance Committee will present its results tomorrow at the Marshall Center. This sentence shows that the committee is considered a unit/group. On the other hand, the Committee on Finance has not been able to agree on their conclusions, reflecting the idea that the Committee is made up of (plural) members who, in this case, do not present the results as a unit/collective group.

For this reason, you can see the term public (often used in this manual) with plural or singular pronouns that follow or advance it: this sentence can reflect either the community of the group (the public – the singular) or the individuality of its members (the target group [of the members]). There are a few extra things to consider when checking out the problems with pronoun references. Undetermined pronouns like anyone or anyone could be either male or female, but many authors think that the pronoun is a male, which excludes females. Readers may consider this position to be sexist, so you should consider your target audience when choosing to use pronouns when indeterminate pronouns act as precursors. Also remember that the ambiguous use of the pronoun, which occurs when a pronoun may have more than one precursor, confuses readers. For example, Christopher went to see Andrew after graduation. Here, we`re not sure who it relates to: who was The Diploma – Christopher`s Diploma or Andrew`s Diploma? In such a case, it is necessary to restructure the sentence (after graduation visited Christopher Andrew) for reasons of clarity, because the repetition of the no bite would make the sentence unpleasant (Christopher visited Andrew after Christopher`s graduation).

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