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    what is the pronoun and its antecedent in these sentences?


    (The wind does move clouds, and that is one reason they change, said ms.Evens.)


    (Stratus clouds are lower, and people can find them just above ground level.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what is the pronoun and its antecedent in these sentences?


    (The wind does move clouds, and that is one reason they change, said ms.Evens.)


    (Stratus clouds are lower, and people can find them just above ground level.)
    The pronouns in your sentences are "that," "they," and "them."
    Last edited by gabber; 08-Dec-2009 at 02:20. Reason: dropped "s"


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    Isn't "that" acting as the adverb for move? It does not have an antecedent and therefore cannot act as a pronoun correct?

    The antecedent for "they" is "The wind"

    The antecedent for "them" is the "stratus clouds"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rws_killer5 View Post
    Isn't "that" acting as the adverb for move? It does not have an antecedent and therefore cannot act as a pronoun correct?
    "that" refers to the fact that "The wind does move clouds"
    That the wind does move clouds is one reason they change.

    The antecedent for "they" is "The wind"
    Well, obviously not, otherwise it would be "it". The clouds change, not the wind.

    The antecedent for "them" is the "stratus clouds"
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    R.
    woops, for the secvond one i meant clouds.

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