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Ch 4: Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents

About This Chapter

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
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

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

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

2. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

3. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Pronouns are great for making sure debaters don't have to keep repeating the other guy's name over and over again, but they have many other uses too! In fact, pronouns, you could say, make reading readable. In part one, we'll cover personal pronouns and how they're used before moving on to more esoteric varieties.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

4. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

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

If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

6. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

7. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.

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