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True or false GMAT errors are so frequent that ever time you see a pronoun in SC question you should stop and check it's being used correctly?
True
What 3 types of pronoun errors are tested on the GMAT.
1. Reference
2. Agreement
3. Case
True or false if the pronoun reference is implied in a sentence it is sufficient and you don't need to provide a proper antecedent.
False.

Sometimes you will find a GMAT sentence in which a pronoun has no true antecedent at all, although an antecedent is implied. Implication is not enough; there must be a stated antecedent for every GMAT pronoun.

Example

Friendship was something James truly valued, so he dislike it when they talked about him behind his back.
What are the reference questions you should ask yourself when you see a pronoun?
1. To which noun or other pronoun does this pronoun refer?
2. Which noun is the pronoun replacing?
What is the agreement question you should ask yourself when you see a pronoun?
Does the pronoun agree with the antecedent in number?
What is the case question you should ask yourself when you see a pronoun reference?
Is the pronoun in the proper case, given its use in the sentence?
What is the object of I?
me
What is the object of you?
you
What is the object of he/she?
him/her
What is the object of it?
it
What is the object of we?
us
What is the object of they?
them
What is the object of who?
whom
What is the possessive of I?
my/mine
What is the possessive of you
your
What is the possessive of he/she?
his/her/hers
What is the possessive of it?
it
What is the possessive of we?
our/ours
What is the possessive of they?
their/theirs
What is the possessive of who?
whose.
What is the possessive poison rule?
Subject and object pronouns cannot refer back to possessive nouns.

Example.

Jose’s room is so messy that his mother calls him a pig. (Incorrect)

Jose’s room is so messy that his mother calls Jose a pig.
What are the deadly four pronouns are the GMAT?
1. It: Singular
2. Its: Possessive
3. They: Plural
4. Theirs: Possessive

They are often used incorrectly in everyday speech.

When the person calls, take down their information. (Incorrect)

When the person calls, take down his information. (Correct)

When the people call, take down their information. (Correct)

Everyone here will need their own pencil. (Incorrect)

Everyone here will need his own pencil. (Correct)