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Pronouns. I, me, my You, your He, him, his She, her, her It, its We, us, our They, them, their PERSONAL This, these That, those DEMONSTRATIVERELATIVE.

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1 Pronouns

2 I, me, my You, your He, him, his She, her, her It, its We, us, our They, them, their PERSONAL This, these That, those DEMONSTRATIVERELATIVE That What, whatever Which, whichever Who, whoever, whom, whomever Whose All Another Any, anybody, anything Both Each, either Every, everybody, everyone, everything Few, many, most, much Neither None No one, nobody Some, somebody, someone, something Such INDEFINITE INTERROGATIVE What Which Who, whom Whose INTERROGATIVE It There REFLEXIVE Myself Yourself, yourselves Himself, herself Itself Ourselves, themselves

3 Pronouns Pronoun vs. Antecedent

4 Pronouns Why do we have them? The train was late, the train had been delayed. (Sounds terrible, doesn’t it?)

5 Pronouns Why do we have them? The train was late and it had been delayed. (Much better!)

6 Pronouns Why do we have them? The train was late and it had been delayed. This is called the noun.

7 Pronouns Why do we have them? The train was late and it had been delayed. This is called the pronoun.

8 Pronouns Why do we have them? The train was late and it had been delayed. This is also called the antecedent of the pronoun.

9 Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster.

10 Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster. pronoun

11 Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster. pronounantecedent

12 Pronouns Find the pronoun and it’s antecedent for the following sentences: 1.Everyone needs to take their dog to the vet regularly. 2.President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in Jayden grabbed his toy to take on the airplane.

13 Pronouns Find the pronoun and it’s antecedent for the following sentences: 1.Everyone needs to take their dog to the vet regularly. 2.President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in Jayden grabbed his toy to take on the airplane.

14 Pronouns The second most common mistake made in writing occurs when pronouns do not agree with the number of nouns they are supposed to reflect. Incorrect: Each student must bring their own lunch. Correct: Each student must bring his or her own lunch.

15 Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. Do you notice what’s wrong?

16 Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. Do you notice what’s wrong?

17 Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. plural singular

18 Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give his oral report tomorrow. Either choose a gender…

19 Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give his or her oral report tomorrow. …or choose both

20 Pronouns More practice… 1.He or she who laughs loudest around the watercooler may not be who they say they are. 2.Do your child a favor; teach them grammar. 3.Our society has gotten to the point where each person does what’s right in their own eyes. 4.A motorcyclist has the right to decide if they want to wear a helmet.

21 Pronouns More practice… 1.He or she who laughs loudest around the watercooler may not be who they his or her say they are. 2.Do your child a favor; teach them him grammar. 3.Our society has gotten to the point where each person does what’s right in their her own eyes. 4.A motorcyclist has the right to decide if they he want to wear a helmet.

22 Pronouns Can you believe Fortune 500 Companies have made simple grammatical mistakes? Can you find them? 1.“British Airways is encouraging any passenger who can say that their business class isn’t the most comfortable in the air to write and tell them why.” 2.“If the government thinks it has a role in health reform, we’ve got a message for them.” 3.“Anyone who thinks a Yonex Racquet has improved their game, please raise your hand.” 4.“Give someone a bottle of Irish Mist and you give them hills that roll forever…”

23 Pronouns Can you believe Fortune 500 Companies have made simple grammatical mistakes? Can you find them? 1.“British Airways is encouraging any passenger who can say that their its business class isn’t the most comfortable in the air to write and tell them why.” 2.“If the government thinks it has a role in health reform, we’ve got a message for them the government officials.” 3.“Anyone who thinks a Yonex Racquet has improved their his or her game, please raise your hand.” 4.“Give someone a bottle of Irish Mist and you give them him hills that roll forever…”

24 Pronoun Tips Another common mistake is made when the pronoun comes after a comparative word, such as “than”. 1.My best friend always eats more burritos than she or her. 2.Do you really believe that you are stronger than me or I ? The way to figure this out is to add another word to end the sentence to determine which pronoun fits. 1.My best friend always eats more burritos than she or her is. 2.Do you really believe that you are stronger than me or I am?

25 Pronoun-Antecedent Quiz 1.The cat has ___ own basket. 2.Dawn or Sue will give you ___ notes. 3.Each player has ___ own uniform. 4.A student should keep ___ password a secret. 5.Students have ___ own lockers. 6.Personal computers are in the process of expanding ___ capabilities. 7.Anyone who has probably corresponds with ___ friends often. 8.Both Marissa and Tashina check ___ mailboxes everyday. 9.One feature of an program is ___ ability to store messages. 10.Each person with an account usually has messages waiting for ___. 11.My parents are both taller than ______ (He or him)


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