Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to watch four videos, covering the topics of the functions and properties of English pronouns, common errors in pronoun usage, and singular “they.”

Key Terms

pronoun, cohesion, clarity, ambiguity, antecedent, inclusion

Module Overview

  1. What is a Pronoun?
    • Noun vs. Pronoun
    • Pronouns as Function Words
    • Inclusive Pronouns
  2. Properties of English Pronouns
    • Pronouns across Languages
    • Types of English Pronouns
    • Noun-Pronoun Agreement
    • Compound Nouns
  3. Common Errors in Pronoun Usage
    • Multiple Antecedents
    • Broad Referent
    • Unclear “They” or “It”
  4. Singular “They”
    • Debate over Singular “They”
    • Singular “They” Today
    • Alternatives to Singular “They”

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: What is a Pronoun?

Video 2: Properties of English Pronouns

Video 3: Common Errors in Pronoun Usage


Video 4: Singular “They”

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