First of all, if we refer to the group as a whole and therefore as a single unit, we consider the noun as a singular. In this case, we use a singular reference pronoun. 1. As precursors, the indeterminate pronouns below always accept a singular pronoun speaker. Look at them carefully. Publish, to check the previous lessons, some of the sentences generated by the student, and then review each of the lessons with an indeterminate pronoun agreement contained in their sentences. Explain to students that the next activity is used to assess their understanding of the undetermined unit of pronoun. Students write the end of a story with a multitude of indeterminate pronouns to demonstrate their understanding. These examples of sentences tell us some important things about pronouns: three words describe the characteristics of the pronoun he. Select the right ones, then click ”Send” and check your answers. ”How do you know?” (Much is the precedent [subject] of the sentence, and it`s always plural, so the pronoun must also be plural.) Read briefly from previous lessons on indeterminate pronouns; Ask students to list undetermined pronouns, which are always singular, always plural, and those that may be one or the other as you record them for the class.
If necessary, refer to the finished versions of the list of indeterminate pronouns (LW-4-1-1_Indefinite list of pronouns and keys.doc), the diagram for singular pronouns (LW-4-Graph 1-1_Singular for indeterminate pronouns.doc), and the worksheet for indeterminate pronouns: singular and plural (LW-4-1-2_Indefinite Pronomen Worksheet and KEY.doc). ** Perhaps you would like to look at the staff pronoun diagram to see which speakers correspond to which predecessors. Undetermined pronouns as precursors also pose a particular problem. ”What name do the pronouns she and her pronouns refer to?” (Students) Some indefinite pronouns seem to be as if they should be plural when they are truly singular. In the sentence below, everyone points to the voters. Voters can be counted (1 voter, 2 voters, etc.). Therefore, the plural pronoun is the right point of reference for everyone. Rewrite the following sentence in the space provided and first replace the subject Laura with a subject pronoun; So replace the object subname Amy with an object pronoun. Each of these names can be replaced by a pronoun. If we replace John (the subject of the sentence) with a pronoun, we choose it, a subject pronoun. If you perform this module in your own time, you have completed the learning unit to avoid problems with pronouns – precursor agreement.
Note the term pronoun-precursor-concordance for the class. Invite students to tell you what they think the word precursor means. After listening to the answers, post the definition of the class: if it is used in the plural, a group element means more than one group. Of course, you need a plural pronoun of reference. 2. The following indeterminate pronouns ALWAYS adopt plural pronoun references. Pronouns should match the number of their predecessors. A pronoun usually refers to a little earlier in the text (its predecessor) and must correspond in person, number (singular/plural) and gender with the person or thing to which it relates….