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chapter 13 Pronouns

Inside This Chapter

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  1. Pretest
  2. Your Writing: Speculating about an Ideal Society
  3. Recognizing Pronouns
  4. Finding a Pronoun's Antecedent
  5. Subject and Object Forms of Pronouns
  6. Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
  7. Review and Practice Part 1 & Part 2
  8. Fun With Grammar: The Mail's In!
  9. Return to Your Writing
  10. Mastery Test on Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. By avoiding the repetition of nouns, pronouns make language more efficient, but at the same time they can introduce new problems. Using pronouns correctly in your writing will help your readers to understand the connections between your ideas.

Chapter 13 alerts you to potential trouble spots and helps you to:

  • recognize which word each pronoun refers to.
  • understand how some pronouns change form when their role in a sentence changes.
  • make pronouns agree with the words they refer to.

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