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Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns - Interrogative and Demonstrative

8th grade Language Arts
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Tanya McLain

on 20 March 2013

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Transcript of Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns - Interrogative and Demonstrative

Reflexive and Intensive
Pronouns Tuesday-
Pg. 117 Interrogative and Demonstrative Reflexive Pronouns are necessary to the meaning of the sentence! San Francisco Budapest Chart on pg. 115:

Singular - myself yourself himself, herself, itself
Plural - ourselves yourselves themselves (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr A pronoun that ends in “self” or “selves” is either reflexive or intensive.

Reflexive Pronouns are formed by adding -self or -selves to certain personal and possessive pronouns.

1. The cat saw itself in the mirror.

2. We helped ourselves to apples. An intensive pronoun emphasizes a noun or another pronoun already named in the SAME
sentence.

The president herself couldn't be prouder. reflects A. Interrogative Pronouns (“W”)
1. Used to introduce a question

2. Example: Who made up this riddle?

3. Who or Whom?

a. Who is used as a subject or predicate noun; whom is used as an object
b. Example: Who knows the answer?
You gave whom the answer? B. Demonstrative Pronouns (“TH”)
1. Points out a person, place, thing, or idea

2. This, That, These, Those (Demonstrative pronouns)

3. Example: These are the clues; those are the playing pieces Find the reflexive pronoun in each sentence. Then label it reflexive or intensive.
1. During the 1920's, Harry Houdini labeled himself "the most daring escape artist in the world."

2. His name itself makes people think of magic.

3. In one famous trick, Houdini freed himself from a tank that filled to the top with water and securely locked.

4. He also called himself "the handcuff king" and said no handcuffs in the world could hold him.

5. The police officers themselves that Houdini really had mysterious powers.

6. Some people convinced themselves that Houdini really had mysterious powers.
Interrogatives and Demonstratives

1. To create a great board game, you need to answer some basic questions. First, (what, who) is the goal of the game?

2. If several people make up rules, (who's, whose) will you follow?

3. (Who, What) will you use to represent each player?

4. (Who, Whom) will go first?

5. You have to think up penalties. (That, Those) are important to the game.

6. Also, to (who, whom) will you give extra points or turns? It's your turn to try...

With your group - Complete only odd problems on pgs 115 and 116.

Then, choose three sentences that your group found challenging. Write those sentences out on butcher paper. (paper and markers are on back table - 1 person from each group can go get.) TIP/ Remember This!

Reflexive: The sentence does not make sense without the pronoun! (He found himself in the middle of the crowded room.)

Intensive: The sentence makes sense without the pronoun! (You yourselves can win this game.)

Note:
He said he can do this himself!

How can we be sure this is an intensive pronoun?!
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