Asked in Pronouns
What is the antecedent of the pronoun in the sentence The strikers will return to work when the union representatives have completed their negotiations?
April 02, 2011 7:17PM
An antecedent is the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers, as shown by the context. The antecedent is "representatives" because it is "their" (pronoun) negotiations - this is assuming that it is the representatives and not the strikers that are doing the negotiating.