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What is an antecedent?

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Snakes are dangerous if they bite.

They is a pronoun. Snakes is an antecedent. The antecedent is the word that the pronoun is about.

A pronoun must always agree with its antecedent:

Masculine - James cleaned his car.
Feminine - Susan took her dog for a walk.
Neutral - The clouds have changed their direction.
Singular - The student carried his book.
Plural - The students carried their books.

Now choose the pronoun which agrees with the antecedent.

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  • 1 - Tom and Bob raced ___ bikes.




  • 2 - The players took ___ boots to the game.




  • 3 - After taking the test, Lisa said that __ was difficult.



  • 4 - The mother bear took ___ babies to the river.




  • 5 - The teacher marked the tests and returned ___ back.





  • 6 - A student in that girls' school must wear ___ uniform every day.



  • 7 - If people want to be rich, ___ have to know work hard.




  • 8 - I get excited when my friends bring ___ children over.




  • 9 - The teacher said that ___ was proud of them.




  • 10 - It is good to read books because ___ can teach us so much.