Personal Pronouns Nominative (AKA Subjective) pronouns are the subject of the sentence. Ex: I, you, he, she, it, we, they He fell in the lunchroom today. Objective pronouns are either the direct or indirect object of the sentence. Ex: Me, you, him, her, it, us, them Amy helped me study for the final exam. BrainPop-Personal Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns tell who owns or possesses an object. Ex: My, mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs Please return my pencil. Her favorite food is pepperoni pizza. BrainPop-Possessive Pronouns
Find the personal pronouns in the following sentences. Are they subjective, objective, or possessive? 1. She loves to eat a turkey sandwich everyday for lunch. 2. Sheila drove us to the game on Friday night. 3. Cathy returned her book to the library. 4. They love to hang out at the mall on the weekends. 5. Jack shared his notes with Lisa. 6. Johnny threw him the ball to win the game.
Intensive Pronouns Emphasize the antecedent (the noun that comes before the pronoun) NOT needed to make a sentence complete Ex. Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves I myself don’t like onions. The principal herself came to our class.
Reflexive Pronouns Refers back to the subject of the sentence Ex: Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves Jackie learned a lot about herself at summer camp. The class should divide the candy among themselves.
Intensive or reflexive? 1. The president himself gave a speech on television last night. 2. I bought myself a pair of sunglasses for the beach next week. 3. You yourself are responsible for this mess! 4. We treated ourselves to pizza for dinner. 5. Jennifer Lawrence herself starred in the movie, The Hunger Games. 6. Jim drove himself to the beach for vacation.