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Ch 4: Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents

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This chapter is designed to teach you to understand pronouns and antecedents, and to ensure that they are in agreement. Watch the chapter's online video lessons and prepare to take the ACT Compass Writing Test.

Compass Writing Test - Pronouns and Antecedents - Chapter Summary

The online video lessons in this chapter will teach you to differentiate between relative, personal and possessive pronouns, and to recognize compound antecedents. Use these lessons to help you pass the ACT Compass Writing Test. When you finish the lessons in this chapter, you could:

  • Define pronouns and correctly use personal pronouns
  • Distinguish between objective- and subjective-case pronouns
  • Use personal pronouns in your writing
  • Identify contractions and possessive pronouns
  • Use antecedents and compound antecedents in sentences
  • Make certain that your antecedents agree in number

This chapter includes written transcripts as well as the video lessons. Your questions can be submitted to the lesson instructors or you can use the timeline's jump feature to re-watch portions of the online lessons. Take the convenient self-assessment quizzes and the practice chapter examination to ensure your grasp of the material and your readiness for the ACT Compass Writing Test.

Compass Writing Test - Pronouns and Antecedents Objectives

Studying the lessons in this Pronouns and Antecedents chapter could enhance your overall writing skills and positively affect your performance on the ACT Compass Writing Test. You will be asked to answer one essay question in which you take a certain position on an issue. The test is used to determine your placement in college-level English courses.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents
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What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

1. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

A pronoun is a part of speech that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase. Learn about the definition, types, and examples of pronouns, discover the two categories of personal pronouns -- the subjective case and objective case pronouns, and explore pronouns in compounds and pronouns in comparisons.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

2. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

Pronouns are words used as substitutes for nouns and proper nouns. Explore the different types and uses of relative and interrogative pronouns such as 'who' and 'whom,' as well as other types including possessive and reflexive pronouns.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

3. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Personal pronouns are words used to replace the subject or object of a sentence in order to make it easier for readers to follow. Discover what are personal pronouns, explore the difference between personal and object pronouns, see why pronoun agreement is important and what to do when the subjects' gender is ambiguous, and see which pronouns people often use in certain contexts and what does that say about them.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

4. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused because they might sound similar. Learn how to properly use apostrophes to form contractions with some examples, explore the definition of possessive pronouns and why they don't require apostrophes, and learn how to avoid further confusion.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

5. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun; it needs a noun to refer to, which is called its antecedent. Examine the uses of antecedents, learn about pronoun-antecedent agreement, and define indefinite pronoun antecedents.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

6. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

An antecedent is a word that a pronoun replaces or references. Compound antecedents are made up of two or more words linked together by ~'and~' or ~'or.~' Explore the definition and examples of compound antecedents in this lesson, as well as the number agreement rule.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

7. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

An antecedent is a word that a pronoun either replaces or refers to, and the rules of grammar require that a personal pronoun agree with its antecedent. Learn about antecedents, personal pronouns, and how to recognize pronoun and antecedent number agreement.

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