Presentation on theme: "Notes on Pronouns. In your DGP book, write out a definition and an example for each of these types of nouns and pronouns (take a guess if you are not."— Presentation transcript:
In your DGP book, write out a definition and an example for each of these types of nouns and pronouns (take a guess if you are not sure!) Abstract noun Common noun Concrete noun Personal pronoun Reflexive pronoun Relative pronoun Interrogative pronoun Demonstrative pronoun Indefinite pronoun
Take the place of a noun Many different types
Nominative (doing the action)- I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they Objective (person or thing the action is done to)- me, you, him, her, us, you, them Possessive- my, you’re his, her, its, mine, yours, our, your, their, ours, yours, theirs
Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves THESE ARE NOT WORDS: hisself, ourself, theirselves
Which is correct? I like you better than him. I like you better than he. Both are correct, but they mean entirely different things I like you better than him= I like you better than I like him. I like you better than he= I like you better than he like you.
The winner of the award for the fastest pizza eater is (he/him). Turn the sentence around to figure it out! Him is the winner He is the winner
It is considered polite to put yourself second. I and Mike want to go to town. WRONG Mike and I want to go to town. CORRECT
The antecedent is the noun that the pronoun takes the place of or stands for. The pronoun almost always refers to the noun closest to it. If you put pronouns in odd places, it’s hard to tell what the antecedent is. It was pitch dark and my cat was still outdoors. I grabbed my flashlight to begin the search and listened for its purr.
Susan remembered to bring Mary’s jacket but forgot her gloves. I gave Todd a new bike and video game; it made him happy. I’ve been to Mexico, and I like them because they are very nice. In English, the best students are Ryan and (me/I). Mom gave cookies to her and me.