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Parts of Speech Pronouns Objectives: 1.To identify the various kinds of pronouns 2.To use pronouns correctly 3.To correct errors in pronoun-antecedent.

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1 Parts of Speech Pronouns Objectives: 1.To identify the various kinds of pronouns 2.To use pronouns correctly 3.To correct errors in pronoun-antecedent agreement

2 Part Definition Example NounA person, place, thing, or idea. Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil. PronounA word that takes the place of one or more nouns Electra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected.

3 Antecedents antecedentthe noun a pronoun refers to or replaces. Dion said that he had superpowers. Lynn asked Sandy, Did we miss the eclipse?

4 Categories of Pronouns 1.Personal Pronouns Singular Plural First Person (The person speaking) I, me, my, minewe, us, our, ours Second Person (The person spoken to) you, your, yours Third Person (The person or thing being spoken about) he, him, his, she her, hers, it, its they, them, their, theirs

5 Categories of Pronouns 2. Reflexive and Intensive Formed by adding –self or –selves to certain personal pronouns reflexive pronounrefers to a noun or a pronoun mentioned earlier in the sentence. (necessary to the meaning of a sentence) intensive pronounis used directly after its antecedent to add emphasis. (not necessary to the meaning of a sentence)

6 Reflexive and Intensive continued Forms of Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns Jason makes himself write every day. (reflexive) It was the President himself who lied to the country. (intensive) Singularmyself, yourself, himself, herself, itself Pluralourselves, yourselves, themselves

7 Reflexive and Intensive continued When you use them: 1.Reflexive or Intensive pronouns must always have antecedents. Never use them alone in a sentence. 2.Avery and myself are planning to investigate the ticket scam. INCORRECT USAGE

8 Categories of Pronouns 3.Indefinite Pronouns Common Indefinite Pronouns SINGULAR SINGULAR PLURAL EITHER eachanyonebothall eithersomeonefewsome neithereverybodyseveralany onenobodymanynone everyoneanybodymost no onesomebody

9 Indefinite Pronouns continued Refer to unnamed people or things Usually do not have definite antecedents Doesnt everyone want to succeed in life? Nobody was prepared for the shocking event. Both were there, but neither realized that they had been spotted by the security cameras.

10 Categories of Pronouns 4.Demonstrative Pronouns are used to point out specific people, places, or things. (demonstrate) The Demonstrative Pronouns thisthatthesethose

11 Demonstrative Pronouns continued This looks like a scene from a dream. If you order directly from the factory, can you get more of these? We thought those older records sounded more authentic than the downloads.

12 Categories of Pronouns 5.Interrogative Pronouns Are used to ask questions. The Interrogative Pronouns whowhomwhosewhichwhat

13 Interrogative Pronouns continued What can we do to clean up the park? Which way did the car go after hitting the pedestrian? Who does the best job helping in our community?

14 Categories of Pronouns 6.Relative Pronouns Relates an adjective clause to its antecedent. (Learn later) The Relative Pronouns whowhomwhosewhichthat


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