Monday, January 19, 2009

Lesson 25: Pronoun Rules to Remember -Part3

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  • Everyone in the class is quiet.
  • Does anyone want to come.
  • One is absent but the ones who are present will receive a price.
  • Someone always eats the food on the table.



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  • Few books were given to me.
  • Are both of them in the game?
  • Many are called to eat the big bread.



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  • Some parts of the trees were cut. ('were' is used because the subject some parts refers to the plural noun trees.
  • Some parts of the tree was cut. ('was' is used because the subject some parts refers to the singular noun tree.
  • In my house, all my friends eat their lunch. ('eat' is used because the subject all refers to the plural noun my friends.
  • In my house, all of my friend's lunch was eaten. ('was' is used because the subject all refers to the singular noun my friend's lunch.



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  • This girl loves her work, but these boys dont love their work.
  • A tree shook its twigs as the birds flapped their wings.
  • Everybody took his library card.
  • Many have mailed their applications.
  • My sister tries harder if she gets a little encouragement.


Note: If two antecedents differ in gender, it is better to use the masculine pronoun his in referring to them.

  • Every girl and boy must do his assignment.
  • Everyone is requested to bring his packed lunch.



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*The exercise for rules 9-10 is found in the next lesson.



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~end of lesson~

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