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  1. Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Warm-Ups

  2. Antecedents are person, place, thing, or idea that a pronoun refers to. • The members of the club paid their dues. antecedent prounoun

  3. Your Turn! Directions: Copy each sentence. Underline the pronoun. Circle its antecedent. • Jane will present her book talk first. • Everybody wants to have his or her birthday acknowledged. • Tim and Chris went to Hawaii on their vacation. • Either Dan or Tom will get his dream job. • Stan dropped his keys in the muddy puddle. • Olivia wants to read her new book today.

  4. Indefinite Pronouns • Some pronouns do not refer to a definite (specific) person, place, thing, or idea and are therefore called indefinite pronouns.

  5. Directions: Copy the following indefinite pronouns from the list below into your notebook. anybody anyone each either everybody everyone neither nobody no one one somebody someone both few several many all any most none some

  6. Directions: If the indefinite pronoun is singular, write “S” if it is plural, write ”P” if it can be both, write “B”. anybody anyone each either everybody everyone neither nobody no one one somebody someone both few several many all any most none some

  7. Directions: If the indefinite pronoun is singular, write “S” if they are plural, write ”P” if they can be both, write “B”. anybody anyone each either everybody everyone neither nobody no one one somebody someone both few several many all any most none some S

  8. Directions: If the indefinite pronoun is singular, write “S” if they are plural, write ”P” if they can be both, write “B”. anybody anyone each either everybody everyone neither nobody no one one somebody someone both few several many all any most none some S S S S S S S S S S S S P P P P B B B B B

  9. Directions: Complete each sentence by inserting a pronoun that agrees with its antecedent. • The trees lost several of ___ branches in the storm. • Each of the early Spanish missions in North America took pride in ___ church bell. • Anthony, do you know whether anyone else has turned in ___ paper yet? • Many in the mob raised ___ voices in protest. • The creek and the pond lost much of ___ water during the drought. • One of my uncles always wears ___ belt buckle off to one side. • No person should be made to feel that ___ worth is less than someone else. • None of the dogs had eaten all of ___ food. • A few of our neighbors have decided to fence ___ backyards. • Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson talked about ___ awards from the National Basketball Association.

  10. The trees lost several of branches in the storm. • Each of the early Spanish missions in North America took pride in church bell. • Anthony, do you know whether anyone else has turned in paper yet? • Many in the mob raised voices in protest. • The creek and the pond lost much of water during the drought. • One of my uncles always wears belt buckle off to one side. • No person should be made to feel that worth is less than someone else. • None of the dogs had eaten all of food. • A few of our neighbors have decided to fence backyards. • Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson talked about awards from the National Basketball Association. their his or her his or her their their his his or her their their their

  11. Proofreading Directions: Copy the sentences. If the sentence is correct write “C” on your paper. If the sentence is incorrect, change the underlined pronoun. 1. Either Don or Buddy will be the first to give their report. 2. Several others, including me, volunteered to give mine first. 3. Everybody else in class wanted to put off giving their report as long as possible. 4. Last year my friend Sandi and I figured out that waiting to give our reports was worse than actually giving them. 5. I am surprised that more people didn’t volunteer to give his or her reports first.

  12. Proofreading Directions: Copy the sentences. If the sentence is correct write “C” on your paper. If the sentence is incorrect, change the underlined pronoun. 1. Either Don or Buddy will be the first to give their report. 2. Several others, including me, volunteered to give mine first. 3. Everybody else in class wanted to put off giving their report as long as possible. 4. Last year my friend Sandi and I figured out that waiting to give our reports was worse than actually giving them. 5. I am surprised that more people didn’t volunteer to give his or her reports first. his ours His or her C their

  13. Directions: Copy the sentences. If the sentence is correct write “C” on your paper. If the sentence is incorrect, change the underlined pronoun. 6. Each of the desks had lost their support bar. 7. The books had their pages ripped out. 8. Neither Sally nor Bob wanted to go to their grandmother’s house. 9. The textbook was left in the rain, and their binding was ruined. 10. All of the musicians loved his or her instruments.

  14. Directions: Copy the sentences. If the sentence is correct write “C” on your paper. If the sentence is incorrect, change the underlined pronoun. 6. Each of the desks had lost their support bar. 7. The books had their pages ripped out. 8. Neither Sally nor Bob wanted to go to their grandmother’s house. 9. The textbook was left in the rain, and their binding was ruined. 10. All of the musicians loved his or her instruments. its C his or her its their