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Antecedent - Glossary of Terms


Antecedent

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

Examples:

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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