Grammar Basics: What Is Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement?

Grammar Basics: What Is Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement?
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Updated on 17 March 2016

Pronouns need antecedents. That means that the thing (or person, or place) that the pronoun refers to needs to have been mentioned already by name somewhere earlier in the sentence or paragraph. If it’s not clear which thing the pronoun refers to, the reader can get quite confused.

Learn more about pronoun-antecedent agreement.

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