Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Pronouns, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
Simply: the pronoun replaces a noun. …In grammar jargon it's called an antecedent, …which is the word, phrase, or clause …to which the pronoun refers. …Mandy voted for the policy. …Mandy wanted the new benefits for …Mandy's family's insurance. …Mandy was pleased when Mandy …heard that the policy passed. …Although grammatically correct, …you hear the choppiness and the redundancies. …Let's replace some of those "Mandys" with pronouns. …Mandy voted for the new policy. …She wanted the new benefits for her family's …insurance and was pleased when she …heard the policy passed. …Clearly Mandy is the antecedent for "she" and "her." …That fix is simple enough, …but let's continue with Mandy. …Mandy told Misty that she should vote immediately. …“She” is the pronoun and replaces... …well we don't know for certain. …In this sentence, is the antecedent …of “she” Mandy or Misty? …Did Mandy tell Misty that …Misty should vote immediately? …Or was Mandy telling Misty that …Mandy herself should vote immediately? …
- Why does grammar matter?
- Diagramming sentences
- Understanding pronouns
- Working with adjectives and adverbs
- Making sentences parallel
- Deciding when to use active and passive voice
- Using commas correctly
- Practicing grammar rules
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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