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Teacher Tips and Answers

Avoiding Pronoun Errors

writing with a partner

A pronoun and its antecedent must agree in person (first, second, or third), number (singular or plural), and gender (masculine, feminine, or neuter). Avoid pronoun shifts.

Incorrect: Jared receives a peer response on their essay.

       (Jared is singular, but their is plural.)

Correct: Jared receives a peer response on his essay.

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