Monday, October 13, 2014

Lesson 31 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

Adjectives, another part of speech, give us a great deal of terminology. I will share it with you, but all that is really important is that adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They generally come before the noun or pronoun they modify, but there are exceptions to that rule. How and why they are different will be explained in later lessons. They still tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) Being only seven in number, one should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Examples: The neighbor girl likes chocolate ice cream. Mr. Johanson is tall, dark and handsome.

Some authorities like to distinguish between what they call true adjectives and determiners, but both still just tell which, whose, what kind, and how many. Those words are the key to adjectives and should be memorized to make adjectives easy.

Instructions: Pick out the adjectives in the following sentences.

1. The heavy, red dress of Queen Elizabeth weighed over fifty pounds.

2. My sister chose two shirts for my graduation present.

3. That small Mexican restaurant in the next block serves fresh meals.

4. The little black dog barked at the well-dressed stranger.

5. An old wood fence had caught several discarded candy wrappers.

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Answers:

1. The, heavy, red, fifty.

2. My, two, my, graduation

3. That, small, Mexican, the, next, fresh

4. The, little, black, the, well-dressed

5. An, old, wood, several, discarded, candy

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Quiz for Lessons 21-30 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Instructions: Find each pronoun. Tell if it is personal, relative, demonstrative, indefinite, or interrogative. List the antecedent if there is one. For each personal pronoun tell if it is possessive, intensive, or reflexive.

1. He himself had helped my mother do something.

2. Which is the right room for this?

3. These are mine. Whose are these?

4. This is the book that I would recommend to you.

5. Everyone has talents. Some have many. No one has none.

6. He found himself lost in his dream.

7. I myself heard him blame himself in front of everybody.

8. Neither of them has anyone who will help us.

9. Who would have guessed that that was wrong?

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Answers:

1. he - personal, himself - personal, intensive, my - personal, possessive. He is the antecedent for himself. (something is a noun)

2. Which - interrogative, this - demonstrative

3. These - demonstrative, mine - personal, possessive, Whose - interrogative, these - demonstrative

4. this - demonstrative, that - relative, I - personal, you - personal

5. everyone, some, many, no one, none - all are indefinite

6. he - personal, himself - personal, reflexive, his - personal. He is the antecedent for himself and his.

7. I - personal, myself - personal, intensive, him - personal, himself - personal, reflexive, everybody - indefinite. I is the antecedent for myself, and him is the antecedent for himself.

8. neither - indefinite, them - personal, anyone - indefinite, who - relative, us - personal

9. who - interrogative, that - relative, that - demonstrative

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Lesson 30 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

This lesson is a review of the five kinds of pronouns.

Instructions: Find each pronoun and tell what kind it is. It is either personal, relative, demonstrative, indefinite, or interrogative.

1. From whom did you get that?

2. Neither of my brothers would read me the story.

3. You need someone who will be kind to others.

4. What does this have to do with me?

5. I liked the play that you hated.


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Answers:

1. whom - interrogative, you - personal, that - demonstrative

2. neither - indefinite, my - personal, me - personal

3. you - personal, someone - indefinite, who - relative, others - indefinite

4. what - interrogative, this - demonstrative, me - personal

5. I - personal, that - relative, you - personal

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lesson 29 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Interrogative pronouns ask questions. Who, whom, whose, which, and what are interrogative pronouns.

Instructions: Find the interrogative pronouns in these sentences.

1. What is that?

2. Who is going with me?

3. Which is the right answer?

4. Whose was right?

5. To whom did you want to speak?


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Answers:

1. what

2. who

3. which

4. whose

5. whom

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lesson 28 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Indefinite pronouns are pronouns that do not point out specifically. They point out generally. They include such words as another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, many, neither, nobody, none, no one, one, other, others, some, somebody, and someone.

Instructions: Find the indefinite pronouns in the following sentences.

1. Everybody loves someone sometime.

2. Both of the students should hand in everything they have completed.

3. I didn't see anyone I knew.

4. If no one helps others, nothing gets done.

5. Somebody said that one should touch neither of them.


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Answers:

1. everybody, someone

2. both, everything

3. anyone

4. no one, others

5. somebody, one, neither

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lesson 27 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns that point out. They are this, that, these, and those. That is my hat. I like these not those.

Instructions: Find the demonstrative pronouns in these sentences.

1. That is a great idea.

2. I will take those.

3. How much money do you want for this?

4. These are the shoes I want.


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Answers:

1. that

2. those

3. this

4. these

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Lesson 26 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Relative pronouns join dependent clauses to independent clauses. They are who, whose, whom, which, and that. For example, He found his money that he had lost. That joins the two clauses together into one sentence. Clauses will be taught in detail later.

Instructions: Find the relative pronouns in the sentences, and see how many other pronouns you can find as a bonus.

1. I want the house, which is brick.

2. Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.

3. Freddie is the girl who won the contest.

4. Jon is a man on whom I can rely.

5. The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.


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Answers:

1. Which is the relative pronoun, and I is also a pronoun.

2. That is the relative pronoun, and we is also a pronoun.

3. Who is the relative pronoun.

4. Whom is the relative pronoun, and I is also a pronoun.

5. Whose is the relative pronoun.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Quiz for Lessons 21-25 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Instructions: Find the personal pronouns. Tell if they are intensive, reflexive, or possessive, and if they have an antecedent, name it.

1. I want you yourself to come tomorrow.

2. The decision itself is yours to make.

3. She gave herself up to the police.

4. My brother gave me his pet snake.

5. You can tie your shoe by yourself.


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Answers:

1. I, you and yourself are pronouns. Yourself is intensive and you is its antecedent.

2. Itself and yours are pronouns. Itself is intensive, and yours is possessive.  Decision is the antecedent for itself.

3. She and herself are pronouns. Herself is reflexive and has she as the antecedent.

4. My, me and his are pronouns. My and his are possessives, and brother is the antecedent of his.

5. You, your and yourself are pronouns. Yourself is a reflexive pronoun, and you is the antecedent for your and yourself. Your is possessive.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Lesson 25 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The personal pronouns myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves can also be used as intensive pronouns. An example would be Carl himself won the race.

Instructions: Find the intensive pronouns in these sentences.

1. We ourselves went to the movie.

2. The man himself wrestled the alligator.

3. Jeanne herself gave us the gift.

4. They themselves had played until dark.


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Answers:

1. ourselves

2. himself

3. herself

4. themselves

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lesson 24 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The personal pronouns myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves are compound personal pronouns combining the personal pronoun with self or selves. They are used as reflexive pronouns. Carl hurt himself is an example of a reflexive pronoun.

Instructions: Find the reflexive pronouns in these sentences.

1. I should understand myself better.

2. Ann bought herself two new hamsters.

3. They can't help themselves.

4. The boy cut himself on the broken glass.


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Answers:

1. myself

2. herself

3. themselves

4. himself 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lesson 23 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Some personal pronouns are called possessives because they show whose something is. They are the following pronouns: my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, and theirs. An example would be The money is mine. Mine tells whose money it is.

Instructions: Find the possessive pronouns in the following sentences.

1. The new car is his.

2. Yours will be here tomorrow.

3. I like theirs best.

4. Should we go for a ride in his or hers.


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Answers:

1. his

2. yours

3. theirs

4. his, hers

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lesson 22 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The word for which the pronoun stands is called its antecedent. It may be in the same sentence, in a previous sentence, or not given at all. An example would be The boy threw the football. He threw it over the fence. Boy is the antecedent for he, and football is the antecedent for it. A pronoun can be an antecedent for another pronoun. He likes his new car. He is the antecedent for his. The antecedent always comes before the pronoun for which it is the antecedent.

Instructions: Pick out the pronouns and their antecedents in these sentences.

1. He ran after his dad.

2. Jennie wanted her doll for bedtime.

3. The rabbit hopped into its hole.

4. They will help you with your work themselves.

5. The teacher gave us homework every day, and she made our lives miserable.


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Answers:

1. He is the antecedent for his.

2. Jennie is the antecedent for her.

3. Rabbit is the antecedent for its.

4. They is the antecedent for themselves, and you is the antecedent for your.

5. Teacher is the antecedent for she, and us is the antecedent for our.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Lesson 21 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun. Pronouns are classified in five (5) different categories. They are personal pronouns, relative pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, and interrogative pronouns. Some pronouns can appear in more than one classification. The way in which a pronoun is classified depends on how it is used in a sentence. In the next two weeks we will study the five kinds of pronouns.

Personal pronouns refer to (1) the speaker or speakers, which is called first person, and include the following pronouns: I, my, mine, me, myself, we, our, ours, us, ourselves; (2) those spoken to, which is called second person, and include the following pronouns: you, your, yours, yourself, yourselves; or (3) those spoken about, which is called third person, and includes the following pronouns: he, his, him, himself, she, her, hers, herself, it, its, itself, they, their, theirs, them, themselves. Personal pronouns can be singular (one) or plural (two or more) just as verbs and nouns.

Instructions: Find the personal pronouns in these sentences.

1. She hit him on his head.

2. I saw you at your store.

3. He himself will be our new friend.

4. It will be hard for me to see you.

5. They always get angry at her and me.


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Answers:

1. She, him, his

2. I, you, your

3. He, himself, our

4. It, me, you

5. They, her, me

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Quiz for Lessons 16-20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in the following sentences and tell whether they are common or proper.

1. Mrs. Mills told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.


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Answers:

1. Mrs. Mills - proper; officer, post office, package - common.

2. Eric - proper; principal, school, bell - common

3. Sheep, horses, grass, cattle - common

4. Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Americans - proper

5. War, thing, nations - common

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