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  1. Grammar Unit Pronouns

  2. Let’s Review . . . The pronoun is the second of the eight parts of speech. Just for the record, here are all eight: • Noun • Pronoun • Adjective • Verb • Adverb • Preposition • Conjunction • Interjection

  3. Pronouns can be used in different ways. They can be • Personal • Indefinite • Interrogative • and Demonstrative • Personal pronouns have a sub-category called possessive.

  4. First, let's start with a basic definition: Pronouns take the place of nouns to name persons, places, things, or ideas.

  5. You now have 2 minutes . . . Turn to the student next to you and see how many Pronouns you and your partner can come up with.

  6. There are 4 kinds of Pronouns • Personal Pronouns • Personal pronouns have a sub-category called possessive. • Interrogative Pronouns • Demonstrative Pronouns • Indefinite Pronouns

  7. I Me You He Him She Her It We Us They Them PERSONAL PRONOUNS:

  8. My Mine Your Yours His Her Hers Its Our Ours Their Theirs PERSONALPOSESSIVE PRONOUNS: ****Note that there are no apostrophes used with possessive personal pronouns. This includes "its." Just as you would say "That is hers," you would say "Success is its own reward." It's stands for the contraction that represents "It is" or "It has." It's is NEVER possessive.

  9. Now . . . Take out a clean sheet of paper.

  10. Write down ALL the Personal Pronouns and Personal Possessive Pronouns you can remember and place them in the correct categories.

  11. INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS: • Who • Whom • What • Which • Whose in·ter·rog·a·tive Asking a question or being of the nature of a question: an interrogative raising of the eyebrows.

  12. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS: • This • That • These • Those de·mon·stra·tive Involving or characterized by demonstration. Specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to.

  13. Write down the characteristics you noticed that separate Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

  14. Anybody Anyone Each Either None Someone Somebody Both Everyone No One Neither Many Few Several One INDEFINITE PRONOUNS: in·def·i·nite A pronoun, such as any or some, that does not specify the identity of its object. ****Note: Some indefinite pronouns are singular, some are plural, and some may be used as both singular and plural. This will be discussed in a future lesson.

  15. Now . . . Write 3 sentences including as many INDEFINITE pronouns in each as you possibly can. GO!

  16. Now, take some time to look over your notes to prepare for the Pronounsquiz you will take in a few minutes.

  17. Pronoun Quiz Write the pronouns from the following sentences. • 1. He suggested that they clean up Wilmington Statue for their community service project. • 2. They water-skied on Lake Erie. • 3. Who was it you said vacationed in Canada all last month? • 4. The teacher asked her to report on that later. • 5. The address on that clearly read Mexico. • 6. Whose book is that? • 7. Her story was about someone fleeing from a building. • 8. Either is fine with me. • 9. The factory blew into a thousand pieces, but no one heard it. • 10. Mary was so excited that she ran all the way home. • 11. Someone found Hemingway's journal after his death. • 12. Tractors are good for young boys and girls who want to practice their driving skills.

  18. Pronoun Homework In a newspaper or magazine, find an article that interests you and is more than 10 sentences in length. Tape the article to a clean sheet of paper. With a PINK pencil or pen, underline and number all the pronouns in the article. On the paper, identify the type of pronoun it is. Due Tomorrow at the beginning of class.

  19. Answers • He, they, their (a pronoun used as an adjective) • They • Who, it, you • Her, that • That • Whose, that • Her, someone • Either, me • No one, it • She • Someone, his • Who, their