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Hi,I wonder, what's the difference in grammar between "antecedent" and "referent "?
Leila went to universty but she could not finish it.
LEila is the antecedent of she
university is the antecedent of it
the referent of she is Leila
the referent of it is univ
I disagree with you Clark. Please, have a look at:Antecedent: Information from Answers.com, and
referent definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
And so, if the referent is a pronoun-referent, it means : (the person, place, thing, or idea to which a pronoun refers). So, it is the same as antecedent. For more info, please look at: http://www.dyned.com/pdf/Study-Guides/SGAL2E.PDF, and read pages 17,18, and 19.
antecedent = the referent of an anaphor (=usually a pronoun that refers back).
The antecedent of she = the referent of she
YouTube - ????? ??? - My army - Russian Red Army Choir -- this song is growing on me. Love it.
You guys mix up language and reality. The referent is a piece of reality represented by a lingual sign, while the antecedent is a purely linguistic phenomenon and has something to do with anaphoric reference, when one word is used in place of another in a sentence, very often a pronoun, to avoid repetition.
Svartnik, frankly speaking, I'd prefer 'You're in the army now' by 'Status quo' (was that the name of the British group?). As for the music you mention, I had enough of it when I myself wore uniform.
'it' refers back to 'univ' (anaphoric reference), thus the referent of 'it' is univ. The antecedent of 'it' is 'univ'.
she = Leila, she refers back to Leila (anaphoric reference), thus the referent of 'she' is Leila. LEila is the antecedent of ''she'.
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
antecedent - OneLook Dictionary Search
According to the definition, the referent of 'it' is the antecedent of 'it'.
According to the def, the referent of 'she' is the antecedent of 'she'.
Generally speaking, the referent of an anaphoric pronoun is the antecedent of the very same anaphoric pronoun in question.
Only in cases of anaphoric reference do they mean the same thing, and not otherwise.
if the reference is anaphoric:
antecedent = referent (of the anaphoric pronoun)
antecedent ≠ referent (of the cataphoric pronoun)
Although I liked him, John is not too closse to heart to me.
him -- John
ant. -- ref.