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1 Parts of Speech Pronouns Objectives: To identify the various kinds of pronounsTo use pronouns correctlyTo 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 nounsElectra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected.
3 Antecedents antecedent—the 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 Personal PronounsSingular PluralFirst Person(The person speaking)I, me, my, minewe, us, our, oursSecond Person(The person spoken to)you, your, yoursThird Person(The person or thing being spoken about)he, him, his, she her, hers, it, itsthey, them, their, theirs
5 Categories of Pronouns 2. Reflexive and IntensiveFormed by adding –self or –selves to certain personal pronounsreflexive pronoun—refers to a noun or a pronoun mentioned earlier in the sentence.(necessary to the meaning of a sentence)intensive pronoun—is 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 PronounsJason makes himself write every day. (reflexive)It was the President himself who lied to the country. (intensive)Singularmyself, yourself, himself, herself, itselfPluralourselves, yourselves, themselves
7 Reflexive and Intensive continued When you use them:Reflexive or Intensive pronouns must always have antecedents. Never use them alone in a sentence.Avery and myself are planning to investigate the ticket scam. INCORRECT USAGE
9 Indefinite Pronouns continued Refer to unnamed people or thingsUsually do not have definite antecedentsDoesn’t 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 Demonstrative Pronounsare used to point out specific people, places, or things. (demonstrate)The Demonstrative Pronounsthisthatthesethose
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 Interrogative PronounsAre used to ask questions.The Interrogative Pronounswhowhomwhosewhichwhat
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 Relative PronounsRelates an adjective clause to its antecedent. (Learn later)The Relative Pronounswhowhomwhosewhichthat