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Pronouns a word that takes the place of a noun Examples: 1. John opened the door for his mother 2. Everyone is going to the dance on Friday. 3. Who will be the next American Idol? IT THEY HE THOSE
Types of Pronouns Personal (nominative and objective) demonstrative relative interrogative indefinite INTRO WITH TIM AND MOBY
PERSONAL PRONOUNS -- Most common type -- Refer to people or things. Gender = male, female, or neutral Case = nominative, objective, or possessive Number = singular or plural
Subject (or Nominative) Case --Used as the subject of a sentence. She is my best friend. It is my dog. Write your own example. Underline the Nominative Pronoun.
Objective Case --NEVER used as the subject of the sentence. --Used as the direct/indirect object or the object of a preposition. Give the book to me. The teacher gave her a reprimand. Write your own example. Underline the objective pronoun.
Nominative & Objective Pronouns Singular Plural I_____ _____ you he, she, it_____ Subject (nominative) Pronouns ____ us you him, her, it _____ Objective Pronouns 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 1 st 2 nd 3 rd
Antecedent the noun that the pronoun refers to EXAMPLES: My father opened his birthday present. The dog ran after its ball. Jennifer misses her friend Misty.
Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. It may take the place of a possessive noun. Read the following sentences. Notice the possessive nouns and the possessive pronouns that replace them. Continue
Possessive Pronouns --Show ownership Homer’s story is famous. His story is famous. This story is Homer’s. This story is his. **Their is always possessive! Example: Their stories are always hilarious.
Write each sentence, and label each possessive pronoun (poss pron). 1. Pirates sail the seven seas and proudly fly their jolly roger. 2. One of my favorite movies is Pirates of the Caribbean. 3. When I grow up, I want to have a treasure of my own. 4. Does every pirate wear a patch over his eye?
***Remember their number*** 1 st Person: I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours 2 nd Person: you, your, yours 3 rd Person: he, him, his, she, her, hers, it its, they, them, their, theirs
Demonstrative Pronouns points out a specific person, place, or thing this, that, these, those Please board that ship. Is this the movie set? Look at all of those pirates! Where do those parrots sleep at night?
Relative Pronouns begins a dependent (subordinate) clause and connects it to another idea in the same sentence that, which, who, whom, whose Here is the telescope that you dropped. You can see the island which has the treasure. There is the monkey who has the map! Is that the same pirate whom we saw earlier? He is the one whose monkey we need.
Interrogative Pronouns used to ask a question what, which, who, whom, whose What did that monkey just grab? Which patch will you wear over your eye today? Who let the parrot loose? To whom did you speak? Whose island is this?
Indefinite Pronouns refer to people, places, or things without specifying which ones nonspecific
Indefinite Pronouns singular: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something plural: both, few, many, others, several singular or plural: all, any, more, most, none, some
EXAMPLES Everyone agrees that the parrot grabbed the key to the treasure chest. No one is brave enough to climb to the crow’s nest to retrieve it. All of the pirates are very angry. Most want to just break open the old sea chest. None of the pirates knew the chest was haunted by Long John Silver.