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Week Fifteen Language Arts Warm Ups

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Part 1

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1. If the following sentence is correct, write the word correct. Otherwise, fix the italicized pronoun so that it agrees with its antecedent.

Tom wrote a letter and put them in the mail.

Answer: Incorrect. Them should be it.

2. If the following sentence is correct, write the word correct. Otherwise, fix the italicized pronoun so that it agrees with its antecedent.

Everybody in the competition wanted to know his score.

Answer: Incorrect. His should be replaced by his or her because the pronoun may be either masculine or feminine.

3.If the following sentence is correct, write the word correct. Otherwise, fix the italicized pronoun so that it agrees with its antecedent.

All of the athletes are at their peak physical condition.

Answer: Correct.

4. If the following sentence is correct, write the word correct. Otherwise, fix the italicized pronoun so that it agrees with its antecedent.

Juan or Dave will bring their guitar.

Answer: Incorrect. Their should be replaced by his.

5. If the following sentence is correct, write the word correct. Otherwise, fix the italicized pronoun so that it agrees with its antecedent.

The United Nations sent its peacekeeping troops into Bosnia.

Answer: Correct.

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