4 Outcome: Nouns and Pronouns

Critique the use of nouns and pronouns.

a bin with a question mark on it. the bin contains a phone and an umbrella. Bin, Phone, and Umbrella are all examples of nouns.Nouns and pronouns are the “things” in our sentences—the things that complete actions (or have things done to them). They are the most common words used in English. Nouns are words that refer to specific things or people: for example, phones, umbrellas, or Nicki Minaj. Pronouns, on the other hand, stand in for a previous noun: the same word can refer to several different things. They include words like those, them, and he. Without the right context, it’s impossible to tell just what a pronoun is referring to, but when we use pronouns correctly, 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.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Critique the use of nouns
  • Critique the use of different pronoun cases and types
  • Critique passages for pronoun and antecedent clarity
  • Critique passages for pronoun and antecedent agreement

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