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Indefinite Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: Number

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In this unit, students will:

  • recognize singular and plural indefinite pronouns.
  • understand and use correct subject-verb agreement for singular and plural indefinite pronouns.
  • identify antecedents to indefinite pronouns.
  • understand and use correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.
  • compose a conclusion that follows from narrated events, using indefinite pronouns.


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  • What makes clear and effective writing?
  • How do grammar and the conventions of language influence spoken and written communication?


Vocabulary

  • Antecedent: A noun, pronoun, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
  • Indefinite Pronoun: A pronoun that refers to one or more unspecified people, objects, or places.
  • Noun: The name of a person, place, object (thing), idea, quality, or activity.
  • Pronoun: A word used in place of a noun.
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: A pronoun should agree with its antecedent in person, number, and gender.
  • Subject: A word, phrase, or clause that names the person, place, or thing about which something is said.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement: When the subject and verb in a sentence agree in number (singular/plural).
  • Verb: A word that shows action or a state of being.

 

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Identification of pronoun antecedents


Duration

120 minutes/3 class periods


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