• Pronouns

    Basic Principle: A pronoun usually refers to something earlier in the text (its antecedent) and must agree in number (singular/plural) and gender with the thing to which it refers. The indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, and nobody are always singular. 

    Each boy on the team must return HIS uniform.

    The team presented ITS coach with a present.

    A parent should sign HIS OR HER child’s permission slip.

    Remember that when we compound a pronoun with something else, we don't want to change its form. Following this rule carefully often creates something that "doesn't sound good." You would write, "This money is for me," so when someone else becomes involved, don't write, "This money is for Fred and I." Instead say, “This money is for Fred and me.” OR “This money is for him and me.”

    SHE and Sue make a great lab team.

    WE girls really like shopping at the mall.

     
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