State Standards SPI Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, subject, object) within context.
I Can Statements I can identify the correct use of pronouns (i.e., agreement, subject, object) within context. I can identify the correct use of subject and object pronouns. I can correctly use subject and object pronouns.
I. Pronouns A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns. 2. The most frequently used pronouns are called personal pronouns. They refer to people or things.
Singular and Plural We Us You They Them I Me You He She Him Her It
Replace a singular noun with a singular pronoun Replace a plural noun with a plural pronoun. I Me You He She Him Her It We Us You They Them
A subject pronoun is used as the subject of a sentence. Examples:
Subject Pronouns A subject pronoun is used as the subject of a sentence. Examples: She is my best friend. It is my dog. Does he know the answer? You and I will meet later.
Object Pronouns An object pronoun is used as the direct/indirect object or the object of a preposition. Examples: (copy two) Give the book to me. The teacher gave her a reprimand. I will tell you a story. Susan read it to them.
Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a
pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possessive pronoun may take the place of a possessive noun.
Possessive Pronouns Used before nouns Used alone ours yours theirs
Possessive pronouns have two forms. One form is used before a noun. The other form is used alone. ours yours theirs mine his, hers, its Used alone our your their my his, her, its Used before nouns Plural Singular
Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns are not written with apostrophes. The pronoun its, for example, shows possession. The word it’s, on the other hand, is a contraction of it is. Read the following sentences. Notice the meaning of the words in red type. Its central character is Winnie Foster. (possessive pronoun) It’s about the adventures of Winnie Foster. (contraction of It is)
Reflexive Pronouns Reflexive pronouns - are personal pronouns that have "-self" or "-selves" added to the end. Ex. Bob finished the homework himself.
Reflexive Pronouns Myself Yourself Herself Himself Itself Ourselves
Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite pronouns - are pronouns that do not refer to a specific person or thing. Someone, anybody, and, everyone are indefinite pronouns. Someone stole my wallet!
Indefinite Pronouns Both Others Few Several Many Anybody Everybody
Singular Plural Anybody Everybody Nothing Anyone Everyone Someone Nobody Each Something Both Others Few Several Many
An interrogative pronoun is used to ask questions. Who, Whom, Which, What You will find who, whom, and are used to refer to people, and which and what are used to refer to things and to animals.
Who or Whom Who acts as the subject of a verb, while whom acts as the object of a verb, preposition, or a verbal. Who wrote the novel Rockbound? Subject of the sentence To whom do you wish to speak? Object of the preposition
Quiz 1. To ____________ did you give the book? WHO WHOM 2. I can’t remember _____________ told me that ? 3. ____________ responsible for this decision? WHO'S 4. You may give this money to ____________ you please. WHOEVER WHOMEVER 5. ____________ did this should be kicked out of office.
1. To ___whom_________ did you give the book? WHO WHOM
2. I can’t remember who told me that. 3. ___Who’s_________ responsible for this decision? WHO'S 4. You may give this money to _whomever you please. WHOEVER WHOMEVER 5. Whoever did this should be kicked out of office.
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