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Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

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Which pronoun would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I think that either your husband or my cousins will bring ________ sound system to the party.

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1.

Which pronoun would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I think that either my cousins or your husband will bring ________ sound system to the party.

2.

Which pronoun would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I have talked to your teachers and your bosses, and ________ said that you've been doing a great job.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you assess your understanding of how to properly use pronouns with compound antecedents. The quiz questions will ask you to choose the correct pronoun for sample sentences with compound antecedents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following types of compound antecedents:

  • Singular and plural parts joined by 'or'
  • Plural parts joined by 'and'
  • Singular parts joined by 'or'
  • Plural parts joined by 'or'

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about grammar in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as pronoun and antecedent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pronoun use with compound antecedents

Additional Learning

To learn more about these grammar rules, review the corresponding lesson called Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand pronouns
  • Learn about antecedents
  • Discuss number agreement
  • Learn about compound antecedents
  • Discuss rules for using a singular or plural pronoun with compound antecedents
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