Use of Everyone and Similar Pronouns
Incorrect: Everybody accept their responsibilities.
Correct: Everybody accepts his responsibilities.
Incorrect: Nobody in that group have their reports up to date, as they should have.
Correct: Nobody in that group has his reports up to date, as they should have.
Incorrect: No one among the students want to study hard.
Correct: No one among the students wants to study hard.
Note: Everyone, everybody, someone, one, no one, somebody, nobody ইত্যাদি singular, তাই এদের পরে verb ও pronoun singular হবে।
Use of Either and Neither as Pronouns
Incorrect: Moon bought two books, but neither were informative.
Correct: Moon bought two books, but neither was informative.
Incorrect: Either of the boys are acceptable to do the errands.
Correct: Either of the boys is acceptable to do the errands.
Note: Either এবং neither correlative conjunction, adjective এবং pronoun হতে পারে।
Either Nisa or I am to speak next. (Correlative conjunction)
Either player may be used at halfback. (Adjective)
Neither is a very reliable substitute. (Pronoun)
Either, neither যখন pronoun হিসেবে ব্যবহৃত হয় তখন এদের অবশ্যই singular verb বসবে।
Arbitrary Use of it
Incorrect: It are the snowfalls that do the real damage.
Correct: It is the snowfalls that do the real damage.
Incorrect: It are we that helped the poor man.
Correct: It is we that helped the poor man.
Note: কোনো word বা word group-এর ওপর জোর দেয়ার জন্য যখন it-এর arbitrary use হয় তখন predicate যদি plural-ও হয় তবুও it-এর পরে verb singular হয়।
Use of Both, Few, Many, Several as pronouns
Incorrect: Of all the boxes, few is left.
Correct: Of all the boxes, few are left.
Incorrect: Both of the brothers is brilliant.
Correct: Both of the brothers are brilliant.
Note: যখন both, few, many, several pronoun হিসেবে ব্যবহৃত হয় তখন এদের পরে verb-এর plural form বসে।
Use of All, Any, None, Some as Pronouns
Incorrect: Are any of the cake left?
Correct: Is any of the cake left?
Incorrect: Is any of the boys here?
Correct: Are any of the boys here?
Incorrect: All I have left are five hundred taka.
Correct: All I have left is five hundred taka.
Note: All, any, none, some এ pronoun-গুলো যখন subject হয় তখন এদের পরবর্তী noun-এর number অনুযায়ী verb নির্ধারিত হয়।
Agreement of Relative Pronoun with verb
Incorrect: Aric is the one of the boys who are on time.
Correct: Aric is the one of the boys who is on time.
Note: উপরের বাক্যে who-এর antecedent হলো boys, তাই verb plural হয়েছে। আগের বাক্যটিতে one-এর আগে the বসার কারণে তা antecedent হয়েছে। আর আমরা জানি relative pronoun-এর পূর্বের antecedent অনুযায়ী verb নির্ধারিত হয়।
Agreement of Pronouns with Antecedents
Incorrect: Every player brought their uniform.
Correct: Every player brought his uniform.
Incorrect: Everyone was in their place when the bell rang.
Correct: Everyone was in his place when the bell rang.
Note: Antecedent-এর number, gender ও person অনুযায়ী পরবর্তী pronoun-এর number, gender ও person নির্ধারিত হয়। প্রথম উদাহরণে his-এর antecedent হলো every player আর দ্বিতীয় উদবাহরণে his-এর antecedent হলো everyone.
Subject Pronouns in complement Position
Incorrect: It was her whom everyone wanted to win.
Correct: It was she whom everyone wanted to win.
Incorrect: It is me who have gone there for the first time.
Correct: It is I who have gone there for the first time.
Incorrect: Is it them at the door again?
Correct: Is it they at the door again?
Note: Subject-এর ওপর জোর প্রকাশ করতে it is /it was-এর পরে pronoun-এর subjective form বসে।