Menu On the course Teaching program Print Answer Key NAME CLASS CHAPTER 8 DATE: AGREEMENT Page 166 Pronouns pronouns B Singular Pronomen 8q. Use a singular pronoun to refer to the following pronouns: neither a person nor anyone anything anything should bring their lunch. [His or she corresponds in number with the precursor Tout, because both are singularly. He or she agrees on gender, because anyone can include both men and women.] Each of the boys brought their own lunch. [The pronoun is in agreement with the precursor Each in number, because both are singularly. It also corresponds to gender, because only men are involved. The boys` sentence clearly shows gender.] Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved. EXERCISE A Read each sentence below and pay attention to the precursor that has been highlighted. Next, circle the pronoun in parentheses, which corresponds to the precursor in number and sex.
Example 1. Each of my brothers enjoyed (her, her) fifth year. [The precursor is always singular, so the pronoun must also be singular.] 1. In the yard, everyone (their own, their own) tried new combinations of lockers. [Is the precursor always singular?] 2. No one had forgotten his backpack. 3. Everything in the school had been cleaned until (she, she) sparkled. 4. The Sponsor asked someone to bring (his or her) time card to the office. 5.
My teacher had brought everything into the classroom to (his) particular place. Plural pronouns 8r. Use a plural pronoun to refer to the following pronouns: Both little, several TIP plural pronouns do not show gender. If a precursor is at once, little, many or several, the pronoun that relates to that word should be plural. Plural pronouns can concern all men, all women or a combination. EXAMPLE Both students completed their tasks. [The plural pronoun corresponds to the plural precursor Both.] Development Language Skills 65 Menu On the Course Lesson Plan Print Answer KeyNAME CLASS DATEfor CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 155=56 ContinueD follow B Close the verb in parentheses, which corresponds to the composite theme underlined in each of the following sentences. Example 1.
(Have you, have you) washed the car or van? [The singular subjects auto and van are connected by or by or online, so the helping verb must also be singular.] 6. Aunt Edna or my cousin Connie (a) tickets for the musical. [Are the subjects singularly? Are the subjects completed or completed?] 7. .