2 Pronouns and their functions Topic/Objective:Pronouns and their functionsEssential Question: How can knowing this particular part of speech and its many functions help me in my writing?Pronoun: a word that takes the place of a noun.(I, she, we, he, they, you, their, it, its, her, him)A. Subject Pronouns: a pronoun that takes the place of a simple subject noun.B. Object Pronouns: “past the verb”; a pronoun that takes the place of a noun found in the predicate. It can replace the direct object, indirect object, or object of the preposition.SubjectObjectI, you, she, he, we, they, itMe, you, her, him, them, us, it
3 Subject and Object Pronouns Directions: Underline the pronoun, and identify if it is a subject or object pronoun.My family and I always go to the beach during the summer. We like to hang out on the beach and play in the sand.The dog chased him down the street while he ran after the ball.Jessica took me to the mall after school.They went to the skating rink Friday night to hang out.All the students wanted it to stop raining so they could go outside and play.
4 C. Possessive pronoun: a pronoun that shows ownership or possession. ~Function as adjectives before nouns.(my, our, his, her, their, its, and your)Ex. School workers are painting our classroom this summer.~Can be used after verbs.(mine, ours, hers, his, theirs, and yours)Ex. I’m pretty sure this backpack is mine.
5 Possessive PronounsDirections: Circle the possessive pronoun in the sentence. 1. I don’t like this family’s garden, but I like yours. 2. All the essays were good, but his was the best. 3. These books are mine, and they need to be put back. 4. Jennifer and Carley got their hair done for the dance. 5. Laura couldn’t find her favorite pair of shoes.
6 Topic/Objective: Pronouns and their functions Essential Question: How can knowing this particular part of speech and its many functions help me in my writing?Indefinite pronoun: does NOT refer to a specific person, place, thing, or idea. They often do not have antecedents.**Indefinite pronouns can be singular, plural, or singular or plural.Write the list of indefinite pronouns in this place.Use singular pronoun to refer to a singular indefinite pronoun. Use his or her when the antecedent could be either masculine or feminine.Ex. Everyone made his or her own costume.2. Use plural personal pronouns to refer to plural indefinite pronoun.Ex. Several designed their costumes.3. Some indefinite pronouns can be either sing./plural. Look at the phrase that follows it.Ex. All of the excitement had reached its peak. (singular)All of the audience members too their seats. (plural)
7 Indefinite Pronouns Singular Plural Singular or Plural Another Each EverythingOneBothAllNoneAnybodyEitherNeitherSomebodyFewAnySomeAnyoneEverybodyNobodySomeoneManyMostAnythingEveryoneNo oneSomethingseveral
8 Indefinite Pronoun Practice Directions: In each sentence, underline the correct pronoun.Everyone brought (their, his or her) special dish to the picnic.Several of the students brought (their, his or her) baseball mitts.Some of the lake pollution was down from (its, their) all- time high.On the way back, everyone quickened (his or her, their) pace.All of the girls were at (her, their) best during the swim meet.
9 Intensive Pronouns: a pronoun that emphasizes or intensifies the noun or pronoun it refers to. (itself, myself, himself, herself, yourself, themselves, ourselves, yourselves)Ex. Elijah believed that he himself could invent products that would save companies both time and money.Reflexive Pronouns: a pronoun that reflects back on the subject (like a mirror).(itself, myself, himself, herself, yourself, themselves, ourselves, yourselves)Ex. I saw myself in the mirror.
10 Intensive/Reflexive Pronoun Practice Directions: In each sentence, underline the pronoun and tell whether it is intensive or reflexive.You should let yourself into the house.You yourself are responsible for this mess.The troops themselves helped the family out of the burning building.The children are able to dress themselves.The cat itself caught the mouse.
11 Demonstrative pronouns: a pronoun that points out specific persons or things. (this, that, these, those)Ex. These smell rotten.Interrogative Pronouns: a pronoun used to ask a question.(who, whom, whose, which, what)Ex. Who did the dishes last night?
12 Demonstrative/Interrogative Pronoun Practice Directions: In each sentence, circle the pronoun and tell whether it is demonstrative or interrogative.This tastes really delicious with chocolate syrup!These need to go back on the shelves please.Who told Charley that he could go to the restroom?Those sparkle like diamonds in the light.They’re all fantastic! Whichever will you choose?
13 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement *Antecedent- a word for which a pronoun stands.Ex. You wouldn’t say…Brian ran towards Brian’s brother.Correct way…Brian ran towards his brother.ante Pro.**A pronoun and its antecedent MUST agree in number and gender.Singular ante.= Singular pronounPlural ante.= Plural pronounFemale ante.= female pronounMale ante.= male pronoun
14 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Practice Directions: In each sentence, underline the pronoun and draw an arrow to its antecedent.Ex. The flower lost its petals during the storm.David didn’t get his picture taken today at school.2. Both did a good job on their project.3. All of the teachers enjoyed their summer break.4. Jennifer drove to school and locked her keys in the car.More practice…
15 More P/A Agreement Practice… Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct pronoun. Remember the pronoun and antecedent must agree in number and gender.The children got to go on ______________ field trip early.The soccer team finally won a championship. ________ were so elated.South Carolina is well-known for _____ historical heritage.I brought some of _______favorite books with ______ to read on the beach.Jonathan and I would love to bring ______ friends with us to the movie.