Ch 4: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents

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As part of your studies for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing exam, complete the lessons in this chapter to review the proper use of pronouns and antecedents.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents - Chapter Summary

Complete this chapter to improve your understanding of pronouns and antecedents in preparation for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing exam. Watch the short lesson videos, taught by our expert instructors, to review the types and uses of pronouns and antecedents. Watching these videos helps you review:

  • Relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns
  • Uses of personal pronouns
  • Difference between contractions and possessive pronouns
  • Antecedents and compound antecedents
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement

Be sure to ask our instructors any questions you have about pronouns and antecedents to ensure your mastery of the material. Improve your understanding of this chapter by completing the lesson quizzes. Use the results of the quizzes to find the topics you could further improve upon, and use the provided links to return directly to the points of the videos that discussed those topics. For an alternative way to review the material, read over the lesson transcripts that present a written outline of the lessons.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing exam is the subtest of the NMTA Essential Academic Skills series used to measure prospective educators' competency in writing. When you take this computer-based subtest, you will be given 36 multiple-choice questions and one written assignment to respond to in a 75-minute testing session. Use the resources in this chapter to reinforce your knowledge of pronouns and antecedents so you'll be prepared to answer related multiple-choice questions and avoid pronoun errors when completing the written assignment.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents
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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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