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Pronouns Level 2
Transcript of Pronouns Level 2
The Magic Lens Vol. 2
Pronouns are used instead of repeating an antecedent.
ANTECEDENT= the noun to which the pronoun refers
Pronouns = refer to nouns
Hamlet went to New York where Hamlet went to the opera.
By avoiding monotonous repetition of lengthy or compound nouns, pronouns make language fast.
Do not have antecedents:
ANYONE who is registered may vote.
SOMEONE left her paper on the desk.
A subject is a subject,
and an object is an object.
Used to interrogate:
Used to demonstrate
That cat shredded the leather couch.
Relates an adjective clause to a main clause
Same words as the interrogative pronouns!
who followed you
Who or Whom?
Who is a SUBJECT
Whom is an OBJECT
The composer who wrote the concerto.
You asked whom?
Reflects back on a noun or pronoun used previously in the sentence:
"I am almost mad
Used to intensify the emphasis on a noun or pronoun (same words as reflexive pronouns):
agree with that idea.
Indefinite pronouns ending in --one or --body are SINGULAR:
Someone lost her pen.
It is incorrect to say: Someone lost THEIR pen.
(Still not sure? Use the article escape:
Someone lost A pen.)
_____ went to the store.
I laughed at _____.
They look similar to possessive pronouns but have a different function.
coat is warmest.
is the warmest.
Why are there two "you" words listed?
One is singular, and one is plural.
Use this sentence to help you remember the subject pronouns.
Use this sentence to help you remember the object pronouns.
A possessive adjective is followed by a NOUN
Beware of Possessive Adjectives!
(used to modify a noun):
adjective modifying cat
That is exactly what happened.
Because there is not a specific person/thing the pronouns are replacing
Remember the Unified Pronoun Rule?
Two singular antecedents joined by OR require a singular pronoun
Using AND to join any antecedents automatically requires a PLURAL pronoun
If Hemingway and Fitzgerald are here, let
If Hemingway or Fitzgerald is here, let