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English ExposedCommon Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers$
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Steve Hart

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390755

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001

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Pronouns and Quantifiers

Pronouns and Quantifiers

(p.24) 3 Pronouns and Quantifiers
English Exposed

Steve Hart

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter begins by explaining how a writer should approach gender reference. It then looks at plural and possessive pronouns and how they can be effectively employed. Quantity phrases are explored by identifying those that should be used with singular nouns and verbs and those with plural. ‘Of’ phrases are introduced along with the relationship between indefinite articles and words of quantity. Then, two sets of quantifiers that always prove troublesome are examined.

Keywords:   gender, pronouns, possessive, quantifiers, of phrases, few, little, every, all, other

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