Collective Nouns Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Whenever you use a personal name like them, he or she, you must first determine its predecessor, the word that replaces the pronoun. Another possibility is to add the word members after a collection addition. The members are a plural precursor and demand one them, them, theirs, etc. The plural pronouns their and them are logical choices for Specht + Mate and cheerleader + T baton twirler. Another group of indeterminate pronouns is the singular or plural, depending on the information in the prepositional sentence that follows. Pronouns must correspond in number with the words to which they refer (their predecessors). That is, a pronoun must be singular when its predecessor is singular, and plural, when its predecessor is plural. Rule: a singular pronoun must replace a singular noun; a plural pronoun must replace a plural noun. But two words have incredible sentence strength. To successfully navigate this agreement, you need to know these singular and plural pronouns: use these guidelines to decide the pronoun agreement with a collective noun.
The pronoun he replaces the predecessor Gustavo. Pronouns like him will prevent you from repeating Gustavo, Gustavo, Gustavo over and over again. Many people form a company, a school or an organization. However, consider these three groups as a singular for the purposes of pronoun agreement and use them, them or yourself, to maintain conformity. We don`t talk or write that way. The name Lincoln`s is automatically replaced by a pronoun. More naturally, let`s say in the first sentence, the shoes are a bit singular, so it`s the pronoun that agrees. In the second sentence, shoes, a plural noun, have all the power. Some also become plural, and they are the appropriate pronoun for compliance.
But if the precursor is a singular collective noun, it can be difficult to decide whether the pronoun should be singular or plural. . . .