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Antecedent - Glossary of Terms


An antecedent is the word(s) to which a pronoun refers.


Gail called to say she will arrive at 7 o'clock.
 antecedent          pronoun

The man who lives next door lost his driving licence.
 antecedent    pronoun

Interactive example:

Mark, did you see the whelk which Lee caught? [show me the antecedents]
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