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Lesson 63

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Lesson 63

  1. 1. siRrhoye’s
  2. 2. PRONOUNS AND ANTECEDENTS Read the following sentences. Can you tell to whom the word He refers? Mohamed competes with Hesham. He weaves skillfully. The sentence is not clear because the word He could refer to either Mohamed or Hesham. Sometimes you must repeat a noun or rewrite the sentence. Mohamed competes with Hesham. Mohamed weaves skillfully.
  3. 3. The noun or group of words that a pronoun refers to is called its antecedent. When you use a pronoun, you should be sure that it refers to its antecedent clearly. Be especially careful when you use the pronoun they. Read the following sentence. They have several books about Greek myths at the library.
  4. 4. The meaning of They is unclear. The sentence can be improved by rewriting it in the following manner. Several books about myths are available at the library.
  5. 5.  The myth of Athena is amusing. I enjoyed it.  The bystanders see Athena. They watch her at the loom. In the first sentence, myth is the antecedent of the pronoun it. In the second sentence, bystanders is the antecedent of They, and Athena is the antecedent of her.
  6. 6. https://www.quia.com/quiz/3051 576.html

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