Use Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
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. Undetermined pronouns as precursors of indeterminate pronouns, precursors accept referents of singular pronouns.C. A singular precursor followed by a plural precursor 1. As precursors, the indeterminate pronouns below ALWAYS take a singular pronoun speaker. Look at them carefully. Here are nine rules of agreement precursor pronouns. These rules refer to the rules of the subject-verb agreement. When used in the plural, a group noun means more than one group. Of course, you need a plural pronoun of reference.
Some indefinite pronouns seem to be as if they should be plural when they are truly singular. False example: Psychologists should carefully check their patients` records before making a diagnosis. (The pronouns them and you both refer to psychologists, the name we are talking about, which requires that they both be third-person pronouns.) If the two noun antecedents are connected by and in the plural, then the reference pronoun is also plural. Bad example: a teacher should always write comments about his graded tasks. (This example is false because it assumes that teachers are men.) Bad example: a teacher should always write comments about his graded tasks. (This example is wrong because the attempted correction created a problem of over-conforming numbers – the teacher is singular and there is plural.) Ex revised: A professor should always write comments on his graded tasks. Professors should always write comments about their graded tasks. NOTE: The plural pronoun their replaces both male and female nouns. Mine is singular to agree with the singular precursor I. If the sex of a precursor is unclear or unknown, the pronouns should not be automatically transferred to one of the two sexes. For example, not all doctors are men or nurses. Although this is not in itself a problem of agreement, gender sensitivity sometimes poses problems of unification, most often in numbers.
In this sentence, he is the precursor of the reference pronoun. The indeterminate pronouns anyone, anybody, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, and nobody are always singularly. This is sometimes confusing for authors who feel that everyone is referring (particularly) to more than one person.. . . .