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  1. Pronouns

  2. Pronouns PERSONAL DEMONSTRATIVE RELATIVE I, me, my You, your He, him, his She, her, her It, its We, us, our They, them, their This, these That, those That What, whatever Which, whichever Who, whoever, whom, whomever Whose INDEFINITE All Another Any, anybody, anything Both Each, either Every, everybody, everyone, everything Few, many, most, much Neither None No one, nobody Some, somebody, someone, something Such REFLEXIVE INTERROGATIVE Myself Yourself, yourselves Himself, herself Itself Ourselves, themselves What Which Who, whom Whose INTERROGATIVE It There

  3. Pronouns Pronoun vs. Antecedent

  4. Pronouns • Why do we have them? Thetrainwas late, thetrainhad been delayed. (Sounds terrible, doesn’t it?)

  5. Pronouns • Why do we have them? Thetrainwas late andithad been delayed. (Much better!)

  6. Pronouns • Why do we have them? The trainwas late andithad been delayed. This is called thenoun.

  7. Pronouns • Why do we have them? Thetrainwas late andithad been delayed. This is called thepronoun.

  8. Pronouns • Why do we have them? The trainwas late andithad been delayed. This is also called theantecedentof thepronoun.

  9. Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster.

  10. Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster. pronoun

  11. Pronouns When Big Dog snuck under the fence, he ran to the dumpster. antecedent pronoun

  12. Pronouns • Find the pronoun and it’s antecedent for the following sentences: • Everyone needs to take their dog to the vet regularly. • President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in 1863. • Jayden grabbed his toy to take on the airplane.

  13. Pronouns • Find the pronoun and it’s antecedent for the following sentences: • Everyone needs to take their dog to the vet regularly. • President Lincoln delivered hisGettysburg Address in 1863. • Jayden grabbed his toy to take on the airplane.

  14. Pronouns • The secondmost common mistake made in writing occurs when pronouns do not agree with the number of nouns they are supposed to reflect. Incorrect: Each student must bring their own lunch. Correct: Each student must bring his or her own lunch.

  15. Pronouns • Make sure the pronounfits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. Do you notice what’s wrong?

  16. Pronouns • Make sure the pronounfits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. Do you notice what’s wrong?

  17. Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give their oral report tomorrow. plural singular

  18. Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give his oral report tomorrow. Either choose a gender…

  19. Pronouns Make sure the pronoun fits the antecedent… One of the students must give his or her oral report tomorrow. …or choose both

  20. Pronouns • More practice… • He or she who laughs loudest around the watercooler may not be who they say they are. • Do your child a favor; teach them grammar. • Our society has gotten to the point where each person does what’s right in their own eyes. • A motorcyclist has the right to decide if they want to wear a helmet.

  21. Pronouns • More practice… • He or she who laughs loudest around the watercooler may not be who they his or her say they are. • Do your child a favor; teach themhim grammar. • Our society has gotten to the point where each person does what’s right in theirher own eyes. • A motorcyclist has the right to decide if theyhe want to wear a helmet.

  22. Pronouns Can you believe Fortune 500 Companies have made simple grammatical mistakes? Can you find them? • “British Airways is encouraging any passenger who can say that their business class isn’t the most comfortable in the air to write and tell them why.” • “If the government thinks it has a role in health reform, we’ve got a message for them.” • “Anyone who thinks a Yonex Racquet has improved their game, please raise your hand.” • “Give someone a bottle of Irish Mist and you give them hills that roll forever…”

  23. Pronouns Can you believe Fortune 500 Companies have made simple grammatical mistakes? Can you find them? • “British Airways is encouraging any passenger who can say that theirits business class isn’t the most comfortable in the air to write and tell them why.” • “If the government thinks it has a role in health reform, we’ve got a message for them the government officials.” • “Anyone who thinks a Yonex Racquet has improved theirhis or her game, please raise your hand.” • “Give someone a bottle of Irish Mist and you give themhim hills that roll forever…”

  24. Pronoun Tips Another common mistake is made when the pronoun comes after a comparative word, such as “than”. • My best friend always eats more burritos than she or her. • Do you really believe that you are stronger than me or I ? The way to figure this out is to add another word to end the sentence to determine which pronoun fits. • My best friend always eats more burritos than she or her is. • Do you really believe that you are stronger than me or I am?

  25. Pronoun-Antecedent Quiz • The cat has ___ own basket. • Dawn or Sue will give you ___ notes. • Each player has ___ own uniform. • A student should keep ___ password a secret. • Students have ___ own lockers. • Personal computers are in the process of expanding ___ capabilities. • Anyone who has e-mail probably corresponds with ___ friends often. • Both Marissa and Tashina check ___ mailboxes everyday. • One feature of an e-mail program is ___ ability to store messages. • Each person with an email account usually has messages waiting for ___. • My parents are both taller than ______ (He or him)