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Transcript of Pronouns!

By Megan Kanaby Understanding Pronouns LESSON ONE Pronouns and Antecedents LESSON THREE Possessive Pronouns LESSON FIVE Pronouns in Compounds A pronoun is a word that replaces one or more nouns. There are two kinds of pronouns. Singular pronouns and plural pronouns.
Singular pronouns replace one thing.
Plural pronouns replace more than one thing. Singular Pronouns I
it Plural Pronouns we
they An antecedent is the noun the pronoun replaces. Sam was in a boat, but it blew north because of convection currents. Remember, a pronoun can have more than one antecedent. A pronoun has to agree with the gender and number of it's antecedent. Taylor and Michael started to pray more during Lent, even though it was hard for
them. Let's practice! Write the pronoun and it's antecedent. 1. Kaylee was going to Rome, but she didn't want to wear a toga.
2. Mason took pictures of the Colosseum, but they were blurry.
3. Lindsey and Kate went to the Pantheon and said it was spectacular.
4. Tyler chose to go to Greece, but it's roads were flooded.
5. Marie loves Asia, but she went to Greece instead. LESSON TWO Now, write a pronoun to replace the antecedent. 6. Connor traveled to the center of the Earth.
7. Jimmy saw the mantle.
8. Olivia felt lightheaded because of high pressure.
9. Gabriela prayed that they would make it out alive.
10. Carson and Will felt weightless in space. Subject and Object Pronouns A subject pronoun is a pronoun that replaces a subject. Phil made a blue shield. He was good at it.
Fred's symbol is a ram. It means authority. Subject Pronouns Singular I
it Plural we
they An object pronoun replaces direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition.They receive the action of a verb. Jason went to Spain and someone threw a tomato at him during the huge tomato fight.
Alexis subbed in Health today. Alexis gave him a book. Object Pronouns Singular me
it Plural us
them Let's Practice! Decide if the underlined word is a subject or object pronoun. 1. She is going to Spain soon.
2. They will have to speak Spanish there.
3. Maya is going to bring back pictures of the Aztec burial grounds for them.
4. It is a scary thought to think of what the Aztecs did to us.
5. They would have sacrificed him! Now, add either a subject pronoun or an object pronoun to finish the sentence. 6. is a Mayan warrior.
7. lived hundreds of years ago.
8. He showed how his ancestors hunted food.
9. The warrior amazed with his knowledge.
10. thought it was an amazing experience. Sarah has learned about Greece. Sarah loves Ancient Greece.
Sarah has learned about Ancient Greece. She loves it. Jimmy bought a cat. He named it Gato, it's Spanish name. This is a singular pronoun. He replaces the antecedent Jimmy. Amanda and Molly learned about Moses in Religion. They were fascinated by his faith. This is a plural pronoun. They replaces Amanda and Molly. A pronoun that shows that you own something is a possessive pronoun. Madelyne's Bible is open. Her Bible is open. Possessive pronouns can be used with or without nouns. That shield is Jeff's. That shield is his. Possessive Pronouns Used Before Nouns my
their mine
theirs Used Alone Here are some more examples. That is his science book. It teaches him about convection currents. David was a mighty warrior. His greatest act was defeating Goliath. Our chitons were red for Sparta. Add a possessive pronoun to finish the sentence. 1. favorite king is Saul, who was a peacemaker.
2. is David, who was a warrior.
3. are Solomon and Samuel, because they were called by God.
4. is definitely Samuel, because he was summoned by God in his sleep.
5. Solomon is . Pick which one will finish the sentence. 6. (My,Mine) favorite is that one.
7. (Its,It's) not his favorite.
8. (Their,They're) rosary is wooden.
9. (Your,You're) a good monk.
10. (His,Him) talent is scriptorium. LESSON FOUR Pronouns After Linking Verbs Predicate nouns are nouns that come after the linking verb and tell what the subject is. A pronoun can take the place of a predicate noun.
A linking verb joins the subject with the predicate noun. Use subject pronouns after linking verbs. The holy ones were they. Were is a linking verb. They is a subject pronoun. The quietest when being a monk is she. To see if you are right, flip the sentence to see if it makes sense. She is the quietest when being a monk. Pick the right one to finish the sentence. 1. The best Spanish speakers were (they,them).
2. It was (she,her) who knew that the Mayans were violent people.
3. The most experienced were (she,her) and (he,him).
4. The most respectful of the Mayan sacrifices were (we,us).
5. That is (he,him) who is about to get sacrificed. Fill in the blank with the right pronoun. 6. It was who knew how to count to 50 in Spanish.
7. The best one is .
8. The person who has been to Spain before is .
9. It was and who knew that dog in Spanish was perro.
10. The students with the biggest vocabulary are . A compound subject is two or more simple subjects connected by and or or. Use subject pronouns in compound subjects. If you are using I, say yourself last. She and he will do the math problem on the board.
Bridget and I know the answer. To check if you are right, take part of the sentence off. I know the answer. Me know the answer. If you want to put a pronoun in a compound object, it has to be an object pronoun. Object pronouns can replace direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition. The teacher congratulated him and me. Dalton invited him and her. Make sure the pronoun makes sense alone in the sentence. Dalton invited him. Dalton invited her. Pick the right pronoun to finish the sentence. 1. She and (he,him) have study hall next.
2. (They and he,them and him) know that four plus two equals six.
3. Israel was ruled by Samuel and (he,him).
4. Solomon fell in love with (her,she)
5. (She and we,her and us) learned all about the four kings. Fill in the blank with the right pronoun. 6. He and love science.
7. We and know about clouds.
8. The fact that the cumulus cloud is puffy was a surprise to us and .
9. We thought they and were meteorologists.
10. and we love cirrus clouds, the thin ones. LESSON SIX Using Who, Whom, Whose Use whom as an object pronoun. You can use it as a direct object, indirect object, and an object of a preposition. Whom is she talking to? To check that it is right, answer the question. She is talking to him. Him is an object pronoun, so whom works. Use who as a subject pronoun. Who loves their baby doll? To check, answer the question. She loves her baby doll. Use whose when you are talking about ownership. Whose math book is this? To check if you are right , answer the question. If the answer is a possessive pronoun, you know you are right. It is her math book. Write the right pronoun in the blank. 1. religion book is that?
2. is your favorite prophet?
3. did God choose to be his disciple?
4. defeated Goliath?
5. quote is that? Choose the correct one to finish the sentence. 6. (Whose,Who's) scrapbook is that?
7. (Who,Whom) is she doing it on?
8. (Whom,Who) is the one with the crutches?
9. (Who's,Whose) the character with the many restaurants?
10. (Whom,Who) is your favorite? LESSON SEVEN Using We and Us with Nouns We and us used as pronouns are used for extra emphasis.
Use we as a subject or after a linking verb. We gals learned how to surf in P.E. Use us as a object pronoun, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition. To teach us students how to surf, the teachers brought in Johnny Weston. If you don't know which to use, drop the noun and just use the pronoun. Fill in the blank to complete the sentence. 1. friends love to learn about fractions.
2. Did you know that guys learned how to multiply with fractions?
3. smart kids know that the area of a triangle is 1/2(base x height).
4. They need fans to win the competition.
5. They are there for math students. Here are some more examples! We science students learned about cumulus clouds. We learned about cumulus clouds. Mr.Groelle gave us friends extra credit for knowing that cumulus clouds look like cotton balls. Mr.Groelle gave us extra credit for knowing that cumulus clouds look like cotton balls. Choose the correct one to finish the sentence. 1. (We,Us) girls are way smarter than the boys.
2. Those girls are way worse than (us,we) guys.
3. (We,Us) girls know the answer to 66 divided by 33.
4. "Isn't the answer two?" said (we,us) girls.
5. (We,Us) students are the champions of math. LESSON EIGHT Indefinite Pronouns An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that does not have a determined antecedent. An indefinite pronoun doesn't name a certain person, place, or thing. Someone is late for writing. Indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural. If it is singular, use a singular verb. If it is plural, use a plural verb. Singular: Everyone is excited about the scrapbook project in Reading.
Plural: Several had to finish over the weekend. Everyone is a singular pronoun. This is because it is only one thing. Every one person got candy. Here is a list of all the indefinite pronouns. Singular anybody
nobody nothing
something Plural all
some What is the indefinite pronoun in each sentence? 1. Someone knew the books in the Bible in order.
2. Everyone knew the first book was Genesis.
3. Others knew the last book was the Book of Revelation.
4. Did anybody else know that?
5. Each of us love the Book of Joshua. Find the indefinite pronoun and tell whether it's singular or plural. 6. Everyone was excited to learn about family members in Spanish.
7. Each of us got to make up a sentence about our family.
8. Did anyone know that Dad in Spanish is padre?
9. Few people knew that hermano means brother.
10. Everybody knew what Mom was in Spanish. Lesson One Answers 1. She, Kaylee
2. They, pictures
3. It, Pantheon
4. It's, Greece
5. She, Marie
6. She
7. He
8. She
9. She
10. They Lesson Two Answers 1. subject
2. subject
3. object
4. object
5. object
6. she, he, it, I
7. they, it, she, he, we,
8. us, them, you, her, him
9. us, you, them, her, him
10. we, he, she, they, you, it Lesson Three Answers 1. his, her, its, their, my, your, our
2. mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs
3. mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs
4. mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs
5. mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs
6. my
7. it's
8. their
9. you're
10. his Lesson Four Answers 1. they
2. she
3. she, he
4. we
5. he
6. he, she, we, they, you, it
7. he, she, it, you
8. he, she, it, you
9. he, she, it, we, they, you
10. they, he, she, it, we, you Lesson Five Answers 1. he
2. they and he
3. him
4. her
5. she and we
6. she, we, they, it, you, I
7. she, we, they, it, you, I
8. them, him, her, you, me
9. he, she, we, it, you, I
10. he, she, they, it, you, I Lesson Six Answers 1. whose
2. who
3. whom
4. who
5. whose
6. whose
7. whom
8. who
9. who's
10. who Lesson Seven Answers 1. we
2. we
3. we
4. us
5. us
6. we
7. us
8. we
9. we
10. we Lesson Eight Answers 1. someone
2. everyone
3. others
4. anybody
5. each
6. everyone, singular
7. each, plural
8. anyone, singular
9. few, plural
10. everybody, singular
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