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English: Friday, November 30, 2012 1.Handouts: * Grammar #28 (Possessive Pronouns) 2.Homework: * Grammar #28 (Possessive Pronouns) * If you don’t finish in class, it is homework. * STUDY for a test on Tuesday, Grammar Unit #4 Test is on Pronouns (study lessons #25 – 29) 3.Assignments due: * Grammar #27 (Pronouns and Antecedents)
Lesson Goal: Learn about possessive pronouns. Outcomes: Be able to... 1.Define the term “possessive pronoun.” 2.Identify the possessive pronoun in any given sentence. 3.Apply possessive pronouns correctly in place of common nouns or proper nouns.
Starter #1 To create more interesting sentences, good writers make use of these two “tag team partners”—pronouns and antecedents. What is an antecedent? An “antecedent” is the word or words that a pronoun refers to. The tricky part is making sure that the pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number (singular or plural) and in gender. See the girl in the blue dress? She is my sister. “Girl” is the antecedent of the pronoun “she.” The students wear gym clothes on Friday. They have gym for one hour. “Students” is the antecedent of the pronoun “they.”
Starter #3 In grammar, what does the word “possessive” mean? To show ownership Today we are going to learn about possessive pronouns. A possessive pronoun is one that takes the place of a person or thing that owns or possesses something. A possessive pronoun can come before the noun that is possessed, or it can stand alone: Dan’s father is a doctor. Another way to say this is: His father is a doctor. His comes before the noun father. The lunch bag on the table belongs to Donna. We could also say: The lunch bag on the table is hers. Hers stands alone.
Starter #4 In using possessive pronouns, we need to remember which pronouns always appear before a noun and which ones always stand alone. Before a noun: Stands alone: His father is a doctor. The lunch bag over there is hers. His comes before the noun father. Hers stands alone. Pronouns used before nouns: Pronouns that stand alone: Singular my, your, her, his, its mine, yours, hers, his, its Plural our, your, their ours, yours, theirs