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what is a antecedent

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    An antecedent is a word to which a pronoun refers.

    Examples (with the antecedent in bold and the pronoun underlined):

    Ms. Martin told her class to study for the test.

    Terry didn't want to give up his motorcycle.

    Check this site for more information.

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/pronante.html

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