Basic Grammar Workshop Pronouns

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Basic Grammar : 

Basic Grammar Pronouns Basic Grammar Should Never Hurt!

Nouns: Words used for persons, places, things, or ideas. : 

Nouns: Words used for persons, places, things, or ideas. What are the nouns in the sentences below? A. The giant lizard bit Tom on the leg. B. Tom ate the lizard for dinner last night. Answers: A. The giant lizard bit Tom on the leg. B. Tom ate the lizard for dinner last night.

Pronouns: Special words used in place of nouns. : 

Pronouns: Special words used in place of nouns. Hint: Try to remember these because you will be quizzed very soon!

Find the Pronouns : 

Find the Pronouns A. The giant lizard chased Tom before biting him on his leg. B. Tom used the lizard’s skin to make boots for himself. C. We ran from the lake in terror as the lizard chased us. Answers: A. The giant lizard chased Tom before biting him on his leg. B. Tom used the lizard’s skin to make boots for himself. C. We ran from the lake in terror as the lizard chased us.

Antecedent: The word a pronoun refers to in a sentence. : 

Antecedent: The word a pronoun refers to in a sentence. What is the antecedent of the pronoun underlined below? Tom used the lizard’s skin to make boots for himself. Answer: Tom is the antecedent for the pronoun “himself.”

Which Pronouns are Missing? : 

Which Pronouns are Missing? You were warned about this!

Answers to Quiz : 

Answers to Quiz

More Practice : 

More Practice In the sentences below, find the pronouns and their antecedents. Sheena lost her keys while running from the giant lizard and its sharp teeth. Brian moved to Texas because he thought it had fewer reptiles than Florida.

Answers : 

Answers Sheena lost her keys while running from the giant lizard and its sharp teeth. Brian moved to Texas because he thought it had fewer reptiles than Florida.

Pronoun Cases: Subject, Object and Possessive : 

Pronoun Cases: Subject, Object and Possessive Subject pronouns take action in a sentence, while object pronouns receive action. He screamed loudly as the reptile approached. He is a subject pronoun taking action. You would never say “him screamed” because him is an object pronoun. Possessive pronouns show ownership: Tom lost his shoes when the reptile approached. His is a possessive pronoun showing the shoes belonged to Tom.

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Hint: To know when to use who instead of whom, mentally substitute he for who and him for whom.

Who or Whom? : 

Who or Whom? (Who / Whom) called the doctor. He called the doctor. Therefore, who is the right choice. For (who / whom) should I write this prescription? Change the statement to say: I should write this prescription for him. Therefore, whom is the right choice.

Pronoun Agreement : 

Pronoun Agreement Make sure pronouns agree with their antecedents in number (singular/plural). This sentence is incorrect: The student should bring their books to class. A plural pronoun (their) is used for a singular subject (student). A pronoun and its antecedent must agree in number, so the sentence should read: Students should bring their books to class.

Which sentences are correct? Why? : 

Which sentences are correct? Why? Who should we invite to the wedding? The hamburgers were for Judy and I. Kim and me work at Burger King on weekends. Each of these recipes has their unique flavor. Jim lost his lottery ticket in the parking lot.

How Did You Do? : 

How Did You Do? Who should we invite to the wedding?Incorrect! Change who to “whom.” The hamburgers were for Judy and I.Incorrect! Change I to “me” Kim and me work at Burger King on weekends.Incorrect! Change me to “I” Each of these recipes has their unique flavor.Incorrect! Change their to “its” Jim lost his lottery ticket in the parking lot.Correct!

Remember: : 

Remember: Basic Grammar Should Never Hurt!

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