Collective Pronoun Collective Noun

Entertainment / Literature / Collective Pronoun Collective Noun: A noun such as team or pair that technically refers to a collective group of individuals or individual items. What makes them tricky in grammar? They can be singular or plural (e.g., one team, two teams, or one pair, two pairs.) Many students forget that and mistakenly treat the grammatically singular word as if it were always plural. Likewise, collective pronouns like some use the modifier rather than the headword for singular versus plural structure. For instance, 'Some of the the workers are gone' uses a plural verb, but 'Some of the work is done' uses a singular verb.

Color Announcer

Technology / Television (TV) / Color Announcer: A type of television sports announcer: often he or she is a former athlete and/or coach, with first-hand expertise. MORE

Epicene Pronoun

Entertainment / Literature / Epicene Pronoun: A gender-neutral pronoun for human beings. English does have gender-neutral pronouns for objects (it, its), but it does not have epicene pronouns for people--only masculine and feminine ones (he, him, MORE

Play-By-Play Announcer

Technology / Television (TV) / Play-By-Play Announcer: A type of television sports announcer, usually a professional broadcaster, who functions as narrator of the game's events, keeps track of game time, prompts the comments of the color announcers, reite MORE

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