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PRONOUN REVIEW CHAPTERS 11, 17, & 19 Susan Mosley
Types of Pronouns Demonstrative This, that, these, those Relative That, which, whom, whose Interrogative What, which, whom, whose Intensive/Reflexive Myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves
More types Personal Subject ○ I, we, you, he, she, it, they Object ○ Me, us, you, him, her, it, them Possessive ○ My, mine, your, ours, yours, hers, his, its, theirs
And…more types Indefinite Some, somebody, someone, something Any, anybody, anyone, anything Everybody, everyone, everything Each, each other Nobody, none, nothing All, another, both, either, few, several, other, one Much, most, more, many
Review of pronoun types What did she buy at the French Quarter? (interrogative) 2. Someone at the store will help us find the dressing room. (indefinite) 3. These are the best tacos I have ever had! (demonstrative) 4. Did you enjoy yourself at the park? (reflexive) 1.
More Review 5. Would someone please tell me how to find the office? (personal) 6. He made breakfast himself. (intensive) 7. Poison oak has an oil that will irritate your skin. (relative) 8. He is the best science teacher I have ever had. (personal) 9. When did Mark buy his new shirt? (possessive)
Chapter 17 Review If a plural subject then you must have a plural verb We ran to the store. p p If a singular subject then you must have a singular verb She is my best friend. s s
Watch out for the Indefinite Pronouns…. . Use a singular pronoun to refer to a singular indefinite pronoun ○ Singular indefinite pronouns - Anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, somebody, someone, something Each of the snakes escaped from its cage. Use a plural pronoun to refer to a plural indefinite pronoun ○ Plural indefinite pronouns – both, few, many, several Both or the sailors asked their captain for shore leave.
When dealing with an indefinite pronoun that could be singular or plural check the sentence to see which it is before selecting the pronoun that will refer back to it ○ Indefinite pronouns that can be singular or plural – all, any, more, most, none, some All of the book is interesting, isn’t it? All of the books are interesting, aren’t they? Use a singular pronoun to refer to two or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor Either Mark or Saul will display his baseball cards. Neither Mary nor Tammy will bring her CD player. Use a plural pronoun to refer to two or more antecedents joined by and Joe and Jerome told me that they were coming. Lacy and Robert sent letters to their cousin.
A pronoun that refers to a collective noun has the same number as the noun The cast is giving its final performance tomorrow. The cast are trying on their new costumes. An expression of an amount may take a singular or plural pronoun, depending on how the expression is used Three dollars is all I need. I hope my brother will lend it. Five dollars are torn. The snack machine won’t take them. Even when plural in form, the title of a creative work, the name of an organization, or the name of a country or city usually takes a singular pronoun The United Nations, which has its headquarters in New York, also has offices in Geneva and Vienna.
GUIDED PRACTICE Identify each indefinite pronoun as S or P. Then select the appropriate verb. 1. Each (think, thinks) about the plot. S 2. Many of the students (do, does) their homework. p 3. Most of the students (is, are) reliable. P 4. Several (is, are) presenting their speeches. P
Review Practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. (Was, Were) the geese in the cornfield again? Neither Cindy nor her cousins (know, knows) how to sew. Giants of Jazz (is, are) an interesting book. Either Gordon or Ruben (knows, know) the right answer. I’m sorry, but somebody (has, have) checked out that book.
Chapter 19 Review Personal Subject/Nominative – before a verb and after a linking verb ○ I, we, you, he, she, it, they Object/Objective – after an action verb, in a prepositional phrase ○ Me, us, you, him, her, it, them Possessive – when it is showing ownership of something ○ My, mine, your, ours, yours, hers, his, its, theirs
Review 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. One hot afternoon Sara and (I, me) walked to the old creek. It’s a shame that the girls hurt (themselves, theirselves) last night. The fastest runners in class are Mike and (they, them). (We, Us) students were not ready for the test. To (who, whom) is the package addressed? (Whom, Who) wrote The Last of the Unicorns?