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Subject and Object Pronouns
Transcript of Subject and Object Pronouns
Contractions vs. Possessive Pronouns
take the place of the subject of a sentence
Take the place of the nouns that are not the subject of a sentence.
The statements are not true.
Luis gave Ellen a birthday present.
Subject or Object Pronoun?
I gave Patrick a new Lego set.
The waiter gave her the dinner check.
He offered Abigail the promotion.
They sent Stephanie an updated bill.
Danielle gave a summary of her history project.
Grace threw it to Jeremy.
Possessive pronouns show ownership, just like possessive nouns!
What difference do you notice?
That is my dog.
Her shoes are in the closet.
The baby hamster is theirs.
Its fur is shedding all over!
I am amazed that you got a perfect score on _____________ test.
Grab the car with the racing decal on _____ door.
Is this mess _(you)___________?
The basketball is _(Justin)_______.
The green backpack is _(me)___________.
_(2 people)______ science project won!
You must know what noun a pronoun is replacing to know what pronoun to use.
Animals, Places, Things, Ideas
Always use a singular pronoun to replace a singular noun and a plural pronoun to replace a plural noun!
The star is bright.
All the stars in the sky are bright.
A contraction is formed when two words are combined into one word. The apostrophe shows where one or more letters have been left out and the two words joined.
They have = They've
She is = She's
It is = It's
He will = He'll
They are = They're
Possessive pronouns NEVER use apostrophes!
If you're ever unsure, try substituting the two words the contraction stands for in the sentence to see if they make sense!