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    Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement: Two or More Antecedents

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Two or more antecedents joined by and are considered plural; two or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor are referred to by a singular pronoun.

    Jane and Florence opened their briefcases.
    Either Fred or Stan forgot his laptop in the conference room.

    (From Write for Business, 2nd ed., page 325, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 75)