ACT PREP Rules Wks 8-17. Pronoun use. Nominative Pronoun use. These are the pronouns that are usually the subject of a sentence – and they do the action in that sentence. A few examples of these nominative pronouns acting as the subject of a sentence are as follows:
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A pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number and gender.
Examples: The boy is looking for his truck
All students will be getting their diplomas.
Two or more antecedents joined by and are considered plural; two or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor are singular.
Examples: Juan and Julia will present their papers.
Neither Jon nor Ray left his phone.
If one is singular and one plural, the pronoun should agree with the closest antecedent.
Examples: Neither Mary nor her friends gave up their seat.
Will Kelly or Lee type his or her paper?
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****NOTE: Compound sentences may be punctuated with a comma and coordinating conjunction or semicolon.
Set off words, phrases, and clauses that are not needed (nonessential). Use commas around nonessential, or contrasting information.
Intense preparation, then, is known to produce high scores.
Robert Frost, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is an amazing poet.
Shakespeare, not Marlowe, is my favorite playwright.
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Use a comma after an introductory phrase, clause, and adverb.
Examples: To be able to compete on the collegiate level, many high school athletes practice their sport all year.
If you are counting on a college scholarship, pay attention to your grades.
Occasionally, the person actually responsible for the vandalism will be caught and will pay the damages.
Use a comma to separate items in a series.
I selected my Shih Tzu because of her color, her attentiveness and her disposition.
Sue was infatuated with the tall, attractive stranger.
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