Editing Advertisement Essays
After you've improved the appeals in your first draft, gotten rid of logical fallacies, and otherwise revised your advertisement essay, you are ready to edit your work. You'll look for problems with sentences, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, usage, and spelling. The following activities will help you.
Editing for Pronoun Agreement
A pronoun is used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word that the pronoun refers to is called an antecedent. Pronouns and antecedents must agree. This means that they must both be singular or they must both be plural. It also means that the gender should match. Here are some examples.
Tula doesn’t think she needs a seat belt.
(The pronoun “she” and its antecedent “Tula” are both singular and feminine.)
Nick forgot to wear his seat belt.
(The pronoun “his” and its antecedent “Nick” are both singular and masculine.)
Seat belts save lives if they are used properly.
(The pronoun “they” and its antecedent “seat belts” are both plural.)
Check for pronoun-antecedent agreement.
That linebacker should pay more attention to their diet. That linebacker should pay more attention to his diet.Teenagers think that he or she can eat poorly and not get sick. Teenagers think that they can eat poorly and not get sick.My friends believe they can eat chips for breakfast and lunch. My friends believe they can eat chips for breakfast and lunch.Tess knows junk food affects their health. Tess knows junk food affects her health.Sickly people may get well just by changing his or her diet. Sickly people may get well just by changing their diet.Doctors tell patients to put fruits and vegetables on their plates every day. Doctors tell patients to put fruits and vegetables on their plates every day.Those boys put too much food on his plates. Those boys put too much food on their plates.Bev trusted his own diet plan. Bev trusted her own diet plan.Many people try to watch his weight. Many people try to watch their weight.Charlie always eats the food he takes. Charlie always eats the food he takes.
Edit for pronoun-antecedent agreement.
Reread your essay, making sure all pronouns agree with their antecedents. If you find any problems, correct them.
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