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  1. Grammar #3Pronouns

  2. Between _______________________, the party was a flop. • A. you and me • B. you and I • C. me and you • D. I and you

  3. Subject Pronouns • (used as subjects and after linking verbs) • Name the subject pronouns • Object Pronouns • (used as objects or verb or prepositions) • Name the object pronouns

  4. Agree in number and gender Correct these sentences. • Everybody (singular) is sticking to their (plural) side of the story. • Anybody (singular) can pass this course if they (plural) study hard.

  5. Pronoun references • Pronouns should refer to their antecedents. Revise and explain why the sentences should be revised. • 1. Mike became a good friend of Mark’s after he helped him repair his car. • 2. I answered the test questions, collected my pencils and pens, and handed them in.

  6. Relative Pronouns • Which, that, who, whom, whose, and what That is used to describe something essential to the meaning. • Those are the dishes that I washed this morning. Which is used when the words that follow aren’t crucial to meaning. • Those dishes, which belonged to my mother, need to be put away. Who is a subject; whom is an object. • That is the woman who saw me at the movies. • The detective found the thief whom he’d been seeking.

  7. More rules • 1. Use who and whom to refer to people. • 2. Use that to refer to things, animals, and people, but use who when referring to a specific person. • 3. Use which to refer to things and nonhuman creatures.

  8. Revise the sentences on the handout. • Explain why the sentences needed revision.