What is the antecedent of he?

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Aug 19, 2017

When he is used as a pronoun in a sentence, the antecedent will precede it in the same sentence or paragraph. The antecedent is the description of who he is.


When Bill was told to take out the trash, he became angry.

The antecedent here is the proper noun (Bill), to whom the following pronoun (he) refers.

If we are referring to both males and females in the text, we will need to use phrases including he and she.

The antecedent here is the compound object (males and females), to whom the following compound pronoun (he and she) refers.

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