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Writing: Pronoun-antecedent agreement — Basic example

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building a fully-equipped treehouse was the highlight of Harriet's summer even though it got in the way of the class trip so we have this pronoun it that they're underlining and we could either not change it or we could we could swap it out for she they or he so let's think about what it is referring to so building a fully equipped treehouse was the highlight of Harriet's summer so what it is referring to even though it got in the way what is it well it is building a fully equipped treehouse this right over here is a gerund phrase this right over here is a gerund it's a verb with an ING ending that's used as a noun building a fully equipped treehouse this is the thing that got in the way and you could test it by by replacing it the it with that even though building a fully equipped treehouse got in the way of the class trip that's exactly what this sentence is trying to say so it makes sense to me that if it is referring to something that has no gender like building a fully equipped treehouse and it's not plural that you would just want to keep it it you definitely wouldn't want it to be she building a fully equipped treehouse is not is not a is not a female gender it's not a male gender and it's not it's not a plural so you wouldn't want to say they either so I'm definitely going with I'm definitely going with no change