Menu Course Time Plan Print Answer Key NAME CLASS DATE for CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 152-53 Subject-verbal contract: Indefinable Pronouns A pronoun A pronoun that does not refer to a person, a particular place, a thing or an idea is called an indefinite pronoun. If an unspecified pronoun is used as a subject, make sure the verb matches the pronoun. Singular Indefinite Pronouns 8d. Use a singular verb to accept with the following pronouns, if they are used as subjects: either anyone has no one someone who gives nothing to someone, has a good idea. [The singular verb corresponds to somebody`s singular subject.] Only one of the answers is correct. [The singular verb corresponds to the singular subject one.] NOTE Many indeterminate pronouns can also be used as adjectives. If these words are used as adjectives, they have no influence on the number of verbs. ADJECTIVE Each tree has been stretched. [The adjective Everyone changes the nominic tree. The tree is the subject of the sentence.] Copyright © of Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
All rights reserved. EXERCISE A Circle the verb in parentheses that corresponds to the theme in each of the following sentences. Each theme has been highlighted for you. Example 1. No one in my family ever forgets a birthday. [The indeterminate Pronoun No one is always singular, so the verb should also be singular.] 1. Everyone I know (likes, like) a sunny day. [Is indeterminate pronoun always unique?] 2. Anyone who needs help (studies, studies) in the support lab. 3. Each sparrow (build, build) a nest.
4. Nothing has yet been done to remedy the problem. 5. Everything (seems, seems) everything is fine here. Undetermined plural pronouns 8th. Use a plural verb to accept the following pronouns if used as themes: the two several exAMPLE Several athletes have won gold medals. [The pluralistic verb that is obtained corresponds to the multiple plural subject.] Developmental Language Skills 61 Menu On Course Lesson Plan Print Answer Key NAME CLASS DATE for CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT page 166 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement B Pronouns Singular Pronomen 8q. Use a single pronoun to refer to the following pronouns: Either everyone, no one, no one emanates from everyone anyone anything is nothing. [His or her agrees in the number with the precursor Everyone, because both are unique.