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Pronoun Practice I can use intensive pronouns. I can use the correct pronoun.
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns. An antecedent is the word or group of words a pronoun replaces. Example: Mr. Padula works at RCMS. He is the principal. Mr. Padula is the antecedent. He is the pronoun. What is a Pronoun?
A pronoun and the antecedent it is replacing MUST match in number and person (gender). Example: The girl walked down the street, and then suddenly she turned left. Girl is the antecedent (feminine and singular). She is the pronoun (also feminine and singular). Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
The antecedent of a pronoun MUST ALWAYS be clearly identifiable. When a pronoun’s antecedent is vague (unclear/ambiguous), it can cause confusion for readers. Example: The book was in the car, but now it’s gone. It is the pronoun, but what does it represent? The book or the car? What’s gone, the book or the car? Just say ‘No’ to vague pronouns!
An Intensive Pronoun is a pronoun that ends in –self or –selves that emphasizes its antecedent. They are NOT essential to the meaning of the sentence. Examples: I, myself, love to read! McKynlee and Milyn, themselves, climbed to the top of the tower. We, ourselves, will go to the store and purchase supplies. Landrick, himself, ate all of the pie. She, herself, moved all of the furniture. The cat, itself, chased the mouse. Intensive Pronouns
A Reflexive Pronoun also ends in –self or –selves, but reflects back on the antecedent rather than emphasizes it. They are essential to the meaning of the sentence!!! Example: Jack burned himself during the experiment. Himself is the reflexive pronoun that reflects back on Jack. Reflexive Pronouns
YourselfHimself YourselvesHerself MyselfThemselves ItselfOurselves Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns
Brooklin gave _____________plenty of time to get to work. I or R Cobi _____________ can win this game against Eamon. I or R Mikaela_____________ must make that choice. I or R Jason pulled _______________ up to a standing position. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
Austin saw ________________ in the mirror. I or R Sydney asked ______________ if she needed a new journal. I or R The children _______________ decided that a trip to Camden Park with AJ would be too expensive. I or R The actress _____________ signed Emily’s program. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
I ___________ am sick of this heat. Aren’t you, Paige? I or R Haley did the research all by _______________. I or R You should let ________________ into Issac’s house. I or R We _______________ made the meal that Cameron consumed. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
The cat _________________ caught the mouse in Jayla’s barn. I or R Ethan baked the pie __________________. I or R Dalton designed the costumes ________________ for the play. I or R I gave ___________ plenty of time to get to work so I wouldn’t disappoint Clifford. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
“You _______________ are responsible for this mess!” shouted Spencer. I or R The president _______________ appeared at the concert with Zoey. I or R I saw ____________ in Dawson’s bathroom mirror. I or R Julia’s puppy scratched _____________. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
Luke read to _____________. I or R Bradley bought ______________ a shirt. I or R “You can make ________________ at home,” said Sean. I or R Destiny and Amanda’s sisters are able to dress ___________________. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
Ryan completed the puzzle all by __________. I or R Today Lauren___________ read the announcements. We ______________ fixed Alyea’s bike. I or R Kaylee _______________ scored the winning goal. I or R Pronoun Practice: Your Turn!
During class Nick ______________ responded to all of the questions. I or R