When it comes to writing, grammar is everything. Pronoun antecedent agreement is one such rule that writers should understand to ensure that their writing is clear and effective. Antecedents are the words to which pronouns refer, and they must agree in number and gender. This means that if your antecedent is singular, then your pronoun should be singular as well.
One type of pronoun that often causes confusion is the SAT pronoun. SAT pronouns are singular pronouns that can refer to a group of people or things. For example: “Each of the students brought their own lunch.” In this sentence, “each” is the antecedent for “their.” However, “each” is singular, while “their” is plural. To correct this, we can revise the sentence to read: “Each student brought his or her own lunch.”
To practice SAT pronoun antecedent agreement, here are a few exercises to try:
1. Rewrite the following sentences, correcting any errors in SAT pronoun agreement:
– “Everyone loves spending time with their friends.”
– “Nobody wants to admit when they`re wrong.”
– “Each of the dogs wagged their tail.”
2. Write your own sentences, using SAT pronouns correctly:
– “Anyone who loves sports should bring (his/her/their) equipment to the game.”
– “Nobody knows what will happen next, but (he/she/they) are ready for anything.”
– “Each of the flowers in the garden has (its/their) own unique scent.”
By mastering SAT pronoun antecedent agreement, your writing will be clearer and more professional. Remember to always check your writing for errors and make any necessary corrections to ensure that your message is effectively communicated.