This sentence also looks correct at first glance. “This,” however, requires an identifiable Noun predecessor that he does not have. “This” refers to the demolition of the Berlin Wall, but this sentence does not appear in the sentence, nor does it mean an equivalent no-bite sentence. Choices B and D also have pronouns without precursors. The pronoun “your” should refer to a plural noun, but here it refers to the singular “department” enoune. Only one pronoun was to be used: “The department received most of its funds from private donors interested in research.” We use pronouns all the time in daily language and writing. The word “doctor” is unique. Therefore, the pronouns referred to the doctor must also be singular. “she” is plural and, therefore, erroneous; the phrase “he or she” should be used in the sentence because we do not know the sex of the doctor.
We can see that all the pronouns in our choice of responses are possessive pronouns. There are no contractions, so we will not use stage 4 of the strategy. Julie is a true noun and should take a pronoun from the 3rd person, not a first person pronoun like “mine”. One of the most common pronoun errors confuses object pronouns for subject pronouns, as in the following false phrases: How do you know if you are dealing with a matter of pronouns? You will probably see different pronouns in the choice of answers, as in this question here: The theme of the sentence is “schools”, a plural noun. It is therefore not necessary to “be”, a single possessive pronoun, to refer to “schools”, a noun. Replacing “its” with “your” would correct the error of the sentence. It is difficult to determine exactly how many pronoun questions appear in each of these sections, as standardized as these tests are. However, we have analyzed all the officially published ACT and SAT tests and we have deduced an estimate of the number of these questions you can expect by review: at first glance, this may seem correct – Susie gets a TV! But let`s look at each pronoun and its predecessor: the written sentence contains a small error. It, a singular pronoun, is used to refer to the plural “sporting events.” To solve this problem, the pronoun must be made in the plural, which is done in “Most men who go to sporting events, they find a pleasant change”.
We`ve covered the basic rules to make sure the pronouns match their predecessors, but many of the pronoun questions for Saxon writing are designed to confuse you with no clear precursor. It is important to remember that the precursor of a pair of pronos must be a nostantif and that you must be able to circle it in the text. In other words, it is not enough for you to know what the pronoun refers to, the precursor must also be evident in the text. This sentence has a disagreement between a Pronost and its predecessor. The offer is singular and “she” plural. The corrected sentence is: “Instead of accepting the aliens` offer to buy, people rejected it and tried in vain to defend themselves.” As you`ve seen in SAT writing examples, Pronoun chord errors are displayed in both questions to identify sentence errors and “Improve Sentences” questions. However, there are minor differences in how these errors are tested in both sections. ACT English and SAT Writing – Language like to test students` knowledge of the difference between contractions and possessive pronouns. Make sure you know these differences! Here are some often confusing contractions and possessive pronouns: This may seem pretty obvious, but it makes a lot of sense in ACT ENGLAND and SAT Writing – Language. In fact, this rule informs the first step of our pronoun strategy (described in the next section).