Agreement Of Pronoun With Antecedent
Since they can describe the group as A SINGLE ENTITY (a single singular) or the individuals in the group (more than one plural), these nouns, as precursors, pose particular problems. The pronoun refers to President Lincoln. President Lincoln is the ANTECEDENT for the pronoun. Here are nine rules of agreement precursor pronouns. These rules refer to the rules of the subject-verb agreement. Another possibility is to add the word members after a collection addition. The members are a plural precursor and demand one them, them, theirs, etc. First, you can replace a regular plural noun for the collective noun. So, without debate, you can use a plural pronoun. Since the pronoun replaces the noun in the sentence, they must correspond to a unique number. If the precursor is singular, the pronoun that takes its place must also be singular: in the first sentence, the shoes make a singular, so it is the pronoun that agrees.