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can someone check my answer to see if they correcChoose the antecedent of the pronoun that appears in boldface type in each sentence.

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1. Sometimes, when cat owners are ready for a new pet, they bring home a dog.

pet
cat
new
owners-



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2. A dog can be fun and helpful if it is trained properly.

helpful
dog-
fun
can



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3. Often, dogs adjust quickly to change because they are pack animals.

adjust
dogs-
change
animals



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4. A cat will adapt more easily if it is prepared to meet a new companion.

adapt-
companion
cat
more



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5. For the most part, cats need to know that they can escape from a situation at any moment.

cats
need-
part
situation



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6. A wise pet owner will pay more attention to the dog than he or she will to the cat, which can usually take care of itself.

owner-
dog
attention
pet



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7. Cat food should be elevated so that it will not be disturbed by a hungry dog.

Cat
elevated
dog
food-



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8. Because veterinarians are concerned about causing animals stress, they recommend introducing a new pet gradually into a home.

pet
home
veterinarians-
animals



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9. To avoid the risk of injury, a child should stay away from any new pets until he or she is sure that it is safe to approach them.

risk-
pets
injury
child



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10. Problems caused by combining pets in a household can be serious, and they should be discussed with an expert.

pets
household -
Problems
serious
t

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    1. OK
    2. OK
    3. OK
    4. incorrect -- "adapt" is not a noun
    5. incorrect -- "need" is not a noun in this sentence.
    6. OK
    7. OK
    8. OK
    9. Which pronoun is to be matched with an antecedent? he? she? it? them?
    10. incorrect

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    37. Pronoun-antecedent agreement

    ________________________________________
    Fill in the blank with the pronoun that agrees with the compound antecedent in each sentence.


    ________________________________________
    1. Parents and educators are expressing ____ concerns about children's exposure to violence.

    their-
    its



    ________________________________________
    2. A movie or a game may be harmful because of ____ violent images, some people believe.

    their
    its-



    ________________________________________
    3. Some parents and teachers express ____ complaints to companies that make violent movies, toys, and games.

    their-
    its



    ________________________________________
    4. Children or teenagers may also be affected by ____ exposure to violent video games.

    their-
    its



    ________________________________________
    5. Many youngsters and adults enjoy watching ____ favorite action movies.

    their-
    its



    ________________________________________
    6. Traditionally, either the sidekick or the villain loses ____ life in most action films.

    their
    his or her-



    ________________________________________
    7. A woman or girl is increasingly likely to see ____ favorite actress using a weapon in an action movie.

    her
    their-



    ________________________________________
    8. Parents and experts say ____ fear is that violent movies and games are leading to an increase in real-life violence.

    its-
    their



    ________________________________________
    9. Either the president or members of Congress may use ____ power to regulate violent movies and games for children and teenagers.

    its-
    their



    ________________________________________
    10. To avoid government regulation, either consumers or the entertainment industry must change ____ ways.

    their-
    its


    are these correct so i can correct my mistakes.

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