Collective Nouns Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Marble can be counted; Therefore, the sentence has a pluralistic reference pronoun. In most cases, you don`t have to discuss whether you need the singular or plural shape. The spoken English you have heard several times will help you make the right pronoun choice when you write. Rule: a singular pronoun must replace a single nominz; a plural pronoun must replace a plural noun. Another possibility is to add the word members according to a collective nostun. Members are a forerunner of the plural and need them, theirs, etc. The plural pronouns their and they are logical choices for Pivert – Mate and cheerleader – Twirler, respectively. But if the precursor is a singular collective noun, it can be difficult to decide whether the pronoun should be singular or plural. A collective Nov calls for something that has many members or parties: z.B. composition, committee, association, company, group, collaborator or team. As these nouns contain many elements, they can have a pluralistic meaning, even if they are singular in form. First, you can replace a regular plural noun with the collective name. Then, without pronunciation, you can use a plural pronoun.
We don`t talk and we don`t write like that. Noun Lincoln`s is automatically replaced with a pronoun. More naturally, in math, 1 – 1 – 2. This rule also applies to the pronoun agreement. If you have 1 noun – 1 singular noun, they correspond to 2 things together, which makes a precursor to the plural. Note: The example #1, with the plural pronoun closer to the pronoun, creates a smoother game as an example #2 that forces the use of the singular “to be or use it”. If the decision is whether the collective noun is singular or plural, hurts your head, remember that you have a few options. If the members of the group act as a unit, the name will be singular and adopt a single pronoun: the pronouns must correspond in numbers with the words to which they refer (their precursors). That is, a pronoun must be singular if its predecessor is singular, and plural if its predecessor is plural.
Collective nouns appoint groups (things are) members (who are usually people). If the members act individually, the noun has a pluralistic meaning and takes a plural pronoun: two words, however, have incredible sentence strength. Each is singular and can strongly arm an otherwise pluralistic precursor to become singular. The pronoun refers to President Lincoln. President Lincoln is the ANTECEDENT for the pronoun. It replaces the pronoun of the predecessor Gustavo. Pronouns like him will prevent you from repeating Gustavo, Gustavo, Gustavo. Note: The plural importance is often indicated by the presence of plural names (such as reports and costumes in the examples above). Use these guidelines to decide on a pronoun agreement with a collective Nostun. Unfortunately, English also contains certain specific contractual situations.