Pronouns and Antecedents
Updated: 5/18/2020
Pronouns and Antecedents

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  • They say that running is the toughest sport.
  • Pronoun Problem I - The Vague Pronoun
  • Who says? Who is they?
  • Oh, my dad and my Uncle Fred. He ran the fastest 100 meters ever at this school.
  • Wait, which one holds the record - your uncle or your dad?
  • My dad. She says it's important to stretch before you run.
  • Coach, duh.
  • Ugh! Who is she? It's also important to use a noun before you replace it with a pronoun.
  • A pronoun? Do they get paid a lot?
  • Uh, no. A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. You need to be clear which noun you are replacing or you won't make any sense.
  • The noun the pronoun replaces is called the "antecedent." And the pronoun and antecedent must match up.
  • Sigh
  • Cool! Thanks for the lesson. Got to run. Joe and Henry are waiting for me, and he won't be happy if I'm late.