ChanteSez … Check your pronouns

13 Jun
Pronouns are used to substitute the noun in a sentence, often indicating the “who” or “what” in it. Here’s a rundown of a few pronouns and how they’re used.
  • Anyone/anybody (one word)Indefinite reference. As in, “Anyone can do that.”
  • Any one (two words)Singling out one in a group. Example: “Any one of them has the right to speak.”
  • Everyone (one word)All people. As in, “Everyone has a chance at happiness.” (Notice that even though “all” indicates multiple people, the verb is singular.)
  • Every one (two words)Each individual or item. Example: “Every one of the words was meaningful.” (Again, note the singular verb.)
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2 Responses to “ChanteSez … Check your pronouns”

  1. Ken Edelstein June 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    This is great stuff, Chante. Reminds me what a great stickler for detail you are.

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