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Match the lack of pronoun-antecedent agreement solution to the

correct lack of pronoun-antecedent agreement problem: A singular

indefinite pronoun as an antecedent

     Solutions:

     a.  Determine whether the indefinite pronoun antecedent is

         singular or plural, and make the noun agree.

     b.  Reword the sentence to use he or she, him or her and so on, or

         reword the sentence so that both the antecedent and the

         pronoun are plural, or reword the sentence to eliminate the 

         pronoun.

     c.  Use the appropriate third-person pronoun, or use an

         appropriate noun instead of a pronoun.

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 Match the lack of clear pronoun reference to the correct lack of

clear pronoun reference solution: A pronoun reference that is weak or

vague                        

     Solutions:

     a. Rewrite the sentence, eliminating the pronoun entirely, or

        rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun. 

     b. Rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun, or

        rewrite the sentence, making the antecedent of the pronoun

        clear.

     c. Rewrite the sentence, adding a clear antecedent for the

        pronoun, rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the

        pronoun.

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 Match the lack of clear pronoun reference to the correct lack of

clear pronoun reference solution: A pronoun that could refer to more

than one antecedent

     Solutions:

     a. Rewrite the sentence, eliminating the pronoun entirely, or

        rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun. 

     b. Rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun, or

        rewrite the sentence, making the antecedent of the pronoun

        clear.

     c. Rewrite the sentence, adding a clear antecedent for the

        pronoun, rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the

        pronoun.

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 Match the lack of clear pronoun reference to the correct lack of

clear pronoun reference solution: The indefinite use of you or they

     Solutions:

     a. Rewrite the sentence, eliminating the pronoun entirely, or

        rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun. 

     b. Rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the pronoun, or

        rewrite the sentence, making the antecedent of the pronoun

        clear.

     c. Rewrite the sentence, adding a clear antecedent for the

        pronoun, rewrite the sentence, substituting a noun for the

        pronoun.

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Match the shift in verb tense reference to the correct solution: A

lack of correct shift in tenses to show that one event precedes or

follows another

     Solutions:

     a. When two or more events occur at the same time, be sure to use

        the same verb tense to describe both or all events.

     b. Shift from the past tense to the past perfect tense to indicate

        that one action began and ended before another past action

        began.  Use the past perfect tense for the earlier of the two 

        actions.

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Match the shift in verb tense reference to the correct solution: An

unnecessary shift in tense

     Solutions:

     a. When two or more events occur at the same time, be sure to use

        the same verb tense to describe both or all events.

     b. Shift from the past tense to the past perfect tense to indicate

        that one action began and ended before another past action

        began.  Use the past perfect tense for the earlier of the two 

        actions.

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 Match the incorrect verb tense or form reference to the correct

solution: An incorrect or missing verb ending

     Solutions:

     a. Replace the past participle with the past form of the verb, or

        add the auxiliary verb have to the past participle to form a

        complete verb.

     b. Use the past participle form of an irregular verb not the past

        form, when you use the auxiliary verb have.

     c. Add -ed to a regular verb to form the past tense and the past

        participle.

     d. Irregular verbs form their past tense and past participle in

        some way other than by adding -ed.

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 Match the incorrect verb tense or form reference to the correct

solution: An improperly formed irregular verb

     Solutions:

     a. Replace the past participle with the past form of the verb, or

        add the auxiliary verb have to the past participle to form a

        complete verb.

     b. Use the past participle form of an irregular verb not the past

        form, when you use the auxiliary verb have.

     c. Add -ed to a regular verb to form the past tense and the past

        participle.

     d. Irregular verbs form their past tense and past participle in

        some way other than by adding -ed.

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 Match the incorrect verb tense or form reference to the correct

solution: Confusion between the past form and the past participle

     Solutions:

     a. Replace the past participle with the past form of the verb, or

        add the auxiliary verb have to the past participle to form a

        complete verb.

     b. Use the past participle form of an irregular verb not the past

        form, when you use the auxiliary verb have.

     c. Add -ed to a regular verb to form the past tense and the past

        participle.

     d. Irregular verbs form their past tense and past participle in

        some way other than by adding -ed.

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 Match the incorrect verb tense or form reference to the correct

solution: Improper use of the past participle

     Solutions:

     a. Replace the past participle with the past form of the verb, or

        add the auxiliary verb have to the past participle to form a

        complete verb.

     b. Use the past participle form of an irregular verb not the past

        form, when you use the auxiliary verb have.

     c. Add -ed to a regular verb to form the past tense and the past

        participle.

     d. Irregular verbs form their past tense and past participle in

        some way other than by adding -ed.


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