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Pronouns & Antecedents - Chapter Summary
If you need to refresh or increase your knowledge of pronouns and antecedents, this chapter's video lessons can help improve your grammar skills. Instructors use several examples to explain how to use pronouns and antecedents in sentences.
The lessons also cover rules for possessive pronouns as well as subject and object pronouns. If you've ever had trouble knowing when to use who or whom in a sentence, there's help for that as well. Once you study all of the chapter's videos, you should be able to:
- List the types of pronouns
- Explain the purpose of personal pronouns
- Distinguish between possessive pronouns and contractions
- Define antecedent and compound antecedent
- Ensure number agreement between personal pronouns and antecedents
- Use subject and object pronouns correctly in sentences
- Pick out singular and plural pronoun errors
- Properly use who, whom, whose and who's in sentences
Our professional instructors and video lessons make learning grammar rules a fun, simple process. The videos are usually less than 10 minutes long and contain tags so that you can rewatch excerpts as desired. You can also assess your understanding of pronouns and antecedents by taking the multiple-choice lesson quizzes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Selecting Subject & Object Pronouns: Rules & Examples
Discover the difference and usefulness of two different types of pronouns. Learn how to use subject pronouns and object pronouns effectively in writing.
9. Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns
It's sometimes not completely clear at first whether a singular or plural pronoun is necessary in a sentence. This lesson covers those confusing situations and explains how to be sure that you're using the right pronoun.
10. Who, Whom, Whose & Who's
Many people misuse 'who', 'whom,' 'whose' and 'who's.' Watch this video lesson to not only learn the difference between these confusing words but also how to use each one correctly.
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