Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement Practice 2 Key


1. Neither, either, and each are singular.
2. Words ending in "one," "body," and "thing" are also singular.
3. A collective noun is singular if the group acts as one unit, plural if the members of   the group act as individuals.

Directions: Choose the correct pronoun in the following sentences.

1. Neither Clarissa nor Aleah wore (her, their) own dresses to the prom.
    Note: the closest subject is singular.

2. Someone in your ENGL 1101 class called and left (his, their) phone number.

3. McDonnell-Douglas recently published (its, their) report on the newly improved
    Tomahawk missile. (Note: McDonnell-Douglas is ONE company.)

4. One of the cashiers thinks that (her, their) boss has been transferred to a different

5. Many of the students at Dalton State College find that school pressures affect
    (his or her, their) relationships at home.

6. Each of the candidates gave (his or her, their) speech at the Civic Center.

7. Having an obsessive-compulsive personality, Laura likes to have everything
    in (its, their) place before she goes to sleep at night.

8. Either of the women who parked illegally will soon find that (her, their) car has
    been towed. Note: the antecedent "either" is singular.

9. Either my brothers or my uncle will fail to purchase (his, their) tickets in time
    to receive a discount.

10. Either my brother or my uncles will fail to purchase (his, their) tickets in time
      to receive a discount. Note: when antecedents are joined by or or nor, the pronoun
      agrees with the nearest antecedent, in this case uncles.

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