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20.2: Outcome: Nouns and Pronouns

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  • Skills to Develop

    • Explain the use of nouns
    • Explain pronoun cases and types
    • Explain pronoun and antecedent clarity
    • Explain pronoun and antecedent agreement

    Explain the function of nouns and pronouns

    Nouns and pronouns are the “things” in our sentences. Nouns are specific things or people: for example, plants, houses, or Nicki Minaj. Pronouns, on the other hand, stand in for a previous noun. They include words like those, them, and he. Without a larger context, we have no idea what pronouns refer to, but with the correct reference, they can help us save time and space in our communication.

    In this outcome, we’ll learn about the different types of nouns and pronouns, as well as how to correctly use them in English.

    The Learning Activities for this Outcome Include

    • Text: Nouns
    • Text: Categories of Nouns
    • Text: Pronouns
    • Text: Pronoun Cases
    • Text: Pronoun Antecedents
    • Self Check: Nouns and Pronouns
    • Try It: Nouns and Pronouns
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