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Pronoun Case

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Transcript of Pronoun Case

Use a possessive pronoun preceding a gerund

(a gerund is an
–ing
verb form used as a noun).
Use object pronouns after prepositions.
Which Pronoun Do I Need?
Pronouns with Prepositions
Pronouns with Gerunds
Pronouns with
Between
I am happy about
your winning
the lottery.
From Mamie Webb Hixon's
Real Good Grammar, Too
Created by Kyndall Turner, Spring 2015
Pronoun Editing Trick 1:
Pronouns and Other People
1: Isolate 2: Substitute 3. Rearrange & Read
Who
verses
Whom
:

The Three Step Trick

You and I figured out the answer.
Though the organization cannot endorse a political candidate, each member may support (whoever, whomever) she chooses.
Pronoun Case
Subject Pronouns
Object Pronouns
I
he
she
we
they
who
whoever
me
him
her
us
them
whom
whomever
Ignore/delete
and
and the other people.
The professor asked Angie and me to read the text.
Everyone except Elise and me attended the party.
I really appreciate your presence at my and Justin's graduation party.
Reflexive/Intensive Pronouns
Singular:
Plural:
myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself
pronouns with a
-self
suffix
The
–self
pronoun must refer to the subject of the sentence.
Incorrect
:
Morgan cooked a pasta dish for Kim and myself.
Correct
:
Morgan cooked a pasta dish for Kim and me.
Correct
:
Morgan cooked a pasta dish for Kim and himself.
I glanced in the mirror and saw myself.
Troy cut himself while cooking.
Remember that
between
is a preposition, so you always need the object pronouns.
Object pronouns are
me
,
him
,
her
,
us
,
them
,
whom
, and
whomever
.
Pronouns with Other Prepositions
The debate was
between
her and me.
Examples:
A disagreement arose
between
him and his professor.
Between
us and them, I think we will win the game.
I hope you’ll consider traveling “the world and the seven seas”
with
Randi and me.
The manager promoted everyone
except
his assistant and me.
I asked her to take a picture
of
Juan and me.
Pronouns with Other Nouns
Ignore or delete the noun.
We
women who are a part of Emily’s List, a national organization promoting the election of women to political offices, must stick together.
The instructor told
us
students to use MLA format for our papers.
After the rally, there were many complaints about
us
students.
Insert the elliptical/omitted words.
Pronouns after
Than
or
As

My classmates are much older than
I
[am].
The bartender disapproved of
my having
a drink before leaving the nightclub.
We appreciate
your being
a guest on our show.
Some possessive pronouns are
my
,
his
,
her
,
your
,
their
, and
our
.
I appreciate
his taking
time to talk with me about the project.
Janice is taller than
I
[am].
Michelle is a much better dancer than
she
[is].
William is as happy as
they
[are].
STEP 1: Isolate the portion of the sentence in which the “who-whom” occurs:
"whoever, whomever she chooses"
STEP 2: Change “who/whoever” to “he”; change “whom/whomever” to “him.”
STEP 3: Arrange the words in the natural order of an English sentence:
"she chooses he"
OR
"she chooses him"
Use
who
or
whoever
when you can replace the word with
he
:
He is the candidate
who
should win.
(
He
should win.)
Give the money to
whoever
wins.
(
He
wins.)
Use
whom
or
whomever
when you can replace the word with
him
:
He is a candidate
whom
we can trust.
(We can trust
him
.)
Give the money to
whomever
the team chooses.
(The team chooses
him
.)
Pronouns Following Linking Verbs
Use subject pronouns after linking verbs.
Reverse the order of the sentence.
The
subject pronouns
are
I
,
she
,
he
,
we
,
they
,
who
, and
whoever
.
Some
linking verbs
are
am
,
is
,
are
,
was
, and
were
.
The winner of the National Spelling Bee is
she
.

[
She
is the winner . . . .]
It must have been
he
who sent me the text message.
[
He
must have been the one . . . . ]
Pronoun Etiquette
If you are using a first-person pronoun (
I
,
me
,
we
,
us
) with a noun or another pronoun, mention yourself last.
Contact your academic advisor or
me
.
NOT "Contact me or your academic advisor."
The office manager and
I
are in a meeting.

NOT "I and the office manager are in a meeting."
Possessive Pronouns
Correct
Incorrect
yours
ours
hers
theirs
mine
its
your's
our's
her's
their's
mines
its'
The commencement speaker reminded the graduates that the future is (
their’s
,
theirs
).
Though the organization cannot endorse a political candidate, each member may support
whomever
she chooses.
Remember that you can place a first-person pronoun that refers to yourself before the other person in the sentence if you want to emphasize to the reader to contact you before trying to contact the other person.
Contact
me
or the assistant coach if you cannot attend practice.
The pronouns
you
and
it
can be used as both subject and object pronouns.
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