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1 Pronouns Fundamentals of Composition next exit

2 Pronoun A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun. 10.2a nextprevious exit

3 Pronoun A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun. Susan is an opera singer. She is an opera singer. 10.2b nextprevious exit

4 Pronoun A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun. Susan is an opera singer. She is an opera singer. Noun Pronoun 10.2c nextprevious exit

5 The noun that the pronoun refers to is called the antecedent. Antecedent 10.2d nextprevious exit

6 Although Maxine practiced diligently, she could not do the hula very well. 10.3a nextprevious exit

7 Although Maxine practiced diligently, she could not do the hula very well. Pronoun Antecedent 10.3b nextprevious exit

8 Examples of Personal Pronouns as Subjects SingularPlural First PersonIwe Second Personyouyou Third Personhe, she, itthey 10.4 nextprevious exit

9 She and I are best friends. 10.5b Personal Pronouns It was they at the door. nextprevious exit

10 She and I are best friends. 10.5b Personal Pronouns It was they at the door. nextprevious exit

11 She and I are best friends. 10.5b Personal Pronouns It was they at the door. nextprevious exit

12 Examples of Personal Pronouns as Objects Singular Plural First Personme us Second Personyou you Third Personhim, her, it them 10.7 nextprevious exit

13 The music annoyed him. Mary gave us the money. I live near him. 10.8a nextprevious exit

14 The music annoyed him. Mary gave us the money. I live near him. Obj of Prep SV DO S VDOIO 10.8b nextprevious exit

15 Possessive Pronouns SingularPlural mineours yoursyours his herstheirs its 10.9 nextprevious exit

16 The possessive pronoun is used to show ownership Remember that possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes to show possession as do nouns. nextprevious exit Possessive Pronouns

17 Truly yours Correct: Incorrect: nextprevious exit

18 Compound Personal Pronouns Singular Plural First Person myself ourselves Second Person yourself yourselves Third Person himself themselves itself oneself nextprevious exit

19 Compound Personal Pronouns my + self = myself A compound personal pronoun is formed by adding self or selves to certain personal pronouns nextprevious exit

20 Indefinite Pronouns Pronouns which do not refer to a definite person, place, or thing are called indefinite pronouns nextprevious exit She is majoring in engineering. Someone is majoring in engineering.

21 Indefinite Pronouns Definite Indefinite nextprevious exit Pronouns which do not refer to a definite person, place, or thing are called indefinite pronouns. She is majoring in engineering. Someone is majoring in engineering.

22 Singular Indefinite Pronouns another another anybody anybody anymore anymore anything anything one one somebody somebody each each either either everyone everyone everybody everybody everything everything neither neither nobody nobody no one no one someone someone nextprevious exit

23 Singular indefinite pronouns should be used with singular verbs a Everyone (enjoy enjoys) the staff picnic. nextprevious exit

24 Singular indefinite pronouns should be used with singular verbs b Singular Subject Singular Verb nextprevious exit Everyone (enjoy enjoys) the staff picnic.

25 In referring back to these pronouns as an antecedent, refer back with a singular pronoun a One of the men forgot (his their) report. nextprevious exit

26 In referring back to these pronouns as an antecedent, refer back with a singular pronoun b Singular Subject Singular Pronoun nextprevious exit One of the men forgot (his their) report.

27 Plural Indefinite Pronouns both both few few many many several several nextprevious exit

28 Plural Indefinite Pronouns Plural indefinite pronouns take plural verbs. Both of the generals (is are) assigned to the task force a nextprevious exit

29 Plural Indefinite Pronouns Plural indefinite pronouns take plural verbs. Plural Subject Plural Verb 10.20b nextprevious exit Both of the generals (is are) assigned to the task force.

30 Plural indefinite pronouns are referred back to, when used as antecedents, by plural pronouns. Many of the students forgot (their his her) class schedules a nextprevious exit

31 Plural indefinite pronouns are referred back to, when used as antecedents, by plural pronouns. Many of the students forgot (their his her) class schedules. Plural Subject Plural Pronoun 10.21b nextprevious exit

32 Demonstrative Pronouns this this that that them them those those nextprevious exit

33 Demonstrative pronouns are used to emphasize a particular noun or identify a particular noun, place, or thing nextprevious exit

34 Demonstrative pronouns are used to emphasize a particular noun or identify a particular noun, place, or thing. That is my house nextprevious exit

35 Interrogative Pronouns who who whose whose whom whom which which what what nextprevious exit

36 Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions a, b What did you get for Fathers Day? nextprevious exit

37 Pronouns Used with Nouns A pronoun may be used with a noun. In this case, the use of the noun in the sentence determines the case (subject or object) of the pronoun a, b nextprevious exit

38 We dancers need to keep fit a nextprevious exit

39 We dancers need to keep fit b Subj Pro S nextprevious exit

40 10.33a The boss congratulated us sales representatives on our fine performance. nextprevious exit

41 The boss congratulated us sales representatives on our fine performance b Obj Pro Object nextprevious exit

42 Pronouns Used in Comparisons Sometimes a comparison is made using a clause which begins with than or as. If the comparison is left incomplete, you must complete it in order to decide whether the pronoun used is in the objective or subjective case a, b nextprevious exit

43 Jack can read faster than (I me) a nextprevious exit

44 Jack can read faster than I (can read). Jack can read faster than (I me) b nextprevious exit

45 Kathy saves more of her allowance than I (save) nextprevious exit

46 The accident cost us more than (they them). The accident cost us more than (they cost). We would not say: 10.37a, b nextprevious exit

47 Between you and (I me), Sally seems upset today a nextprevious exit

48 Between you and (I me), Sally seems upset today. Preposition Object 10.38b nextprevious exit

49 A prepositional phrase contains a preposition and an object of the preposition. Prepositional Phrases 10.40a nextprevious exit

50 A prepositional phrase contains a preposition and an object of the preposition. Prepositional Phrases 10.40b Therefore, the pronoun must be in the objective case. nextprevious exit

51 10.41 Incorrect Forms of Pronouns Words such as theirselves, hisself and ourselfs are not correct pronoun forms. DO NOT use them in your writing. nextprevious exit

52 Correct Forms of Pronouns themselves themselves himself himself ourselves ourselves nextprevious exit

53 We bought the boat ourselves. Correct: 10.42a nextprevious exit Correct Forms of Pronouns

54 We bought the boat ourselves. Correct: Incorrect: We bought the boat ourselfs b nextprevious exit Correct Forms of Pronouns

55 Sam prepared the meal by himself. Correct: 10.43a nextprevious exit Correct Forms of Pronouns

56 Sam prepared the meal by himself. Correct: Incorrect: Sam prepared the meal by hisself b nextprevious exit Correct Forms of Pronouns

57 The students planned the program themselves. Correct: 10.44a nextprevious exit Correct Forms of Pronouns

58 The students planned the program themselves. Correct: Incorrect: The students planned the program theirselves b previous exit Correct Forms of Pronouns


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