Pronoun Reference and Antecedent Agreement

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The concept of pronoun-antecedent agreement is much easier to understand with solid examples. An explanatory presentation provides an overview of pronoun-antecedent agreement, as well as a series of sentences that feature different types of common errors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write their own sentences with incorrect pronoun-antecedent for their peers to correct
  • Assign partners or small groups to work on the sample sentences in the presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss the recent adoption of the singular they into various grammatical style guides
  • One sentence discusses Valium as a treatment for depression, which may be a sensitive topic for some learners
  • Correct common mistakes for writers of all skill levels
  • A good resource for English learners and mainstream students alike
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