Thursday, October 6, 2022

Lesson 29 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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 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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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Lesson 28 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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 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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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Lesson 27 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns that point out. They are this, that, these, and those.  

     Examples:
     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 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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Monday, October 3, 2022

Lesson 26 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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Relative pronouns join dependent clauses to independent clauses. They are who, whose, whom, which, and that. Clauses will be taught in detail later.

     Example:
     He found his money that he had lost.
     (That joins the two clauses together into one sentence.)

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. I want the house, which is brick.
     which - relative pronoun

2. Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.
     that - relative pronoun

3. Freddie is the girl who won the contest.
     who - relative pronoun

4. Jon is a man on whom I can rely.
     whom - relative pronoun

5. The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.
     whose - relative pronoun


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Saturday, October 1, 2022

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

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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 want you yourself to come tomorrow.
     yourself - intensive pronoun
     you is the antecedent for yourself

2. The decision itself is yours to make.
     itself - intensive pronoun
     yours - possessive pronoun
     decision is the antecedent for itself

3. She gave herself up to the police.
     herself - reflexive pronoun
     she is the antecedent for herself

4. My brother gave me his pet snake.
     My and his - possessive pronouns
     brother is the antecedent of his

5. You can tie your shoe by yourself.
     yourself - reflexive pronoun
     your - possessive pronoun
     you is the antecedent for your and yourself


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Friday, September 30, 2022

Lesson 25 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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The personal pronouns myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves can also be used as intensive pronouns.

    Example:
    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. 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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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Lesson 24 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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.

    Example:
    Carl hurt himself.

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. 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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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Lesson 23 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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.

    Example:
    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. 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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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lesson 22 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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.

    Example:
    The boy threw the football. He threw it over the fence.
     - boy is the antecedent for he
     - football is the antecedent for it

A pronoun can be an antecedent for another pronoun. The antecedent always comes before the pronoun for which it is the antecedent.

    Example:
    He likes his new car.
     - He is the antecedent for his

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 ran after his dad.
    - He is the antecedent for his

2. Jennie wanted her doll for bedtime.
    - Jennie is the antecedent for her

3. The rabbit hopped into its hole.
    - rabbit is the antecedent for its

4. They will help you with your work themselves.
    - They is the antecedent for themselves
    - you is the antecedent for your

5. The teacher gave us homework every day, and she made our lives miserable.
    - teacher is the antecedent for she
    - us is the antecedent for our


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Monday, September 26, 2022

Lesson 21 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

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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 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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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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

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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 told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.
      Mrs. Mills - proper noun
      officer, post office, package - common nouns

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.
      Eric - proper noun
      principal, school, bell - common nouns

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.
      Sheep, horses, grass, cattle - common nouns

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.
      Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Americans - proper nouns

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.
      War, thing, nations - common nouns


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Friday, September 23, 2022

Lesson 20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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Three other specific classifications for nouns are collective nouns, count nouns, and mass nouns.

Collective nouns name groups, such as team, class, and choir.

Count nouns can be counted. You can use a, an, many, or a number before count nouns. Examples include: one boy, six sheep, and many days.

Mass nouns are not countable and include words like gasoline, water, and dirt.

Instructions: Find the nouns in these sentences and classify them as collective nouns, count nouns, or mass nouns.

1. Get some gasoline, or the class will be late arriving.

2. The alien group should come by bus soon.

3. The orchestra will be playing in the arena in the evening.

4. The water at the beach was covered with oil.


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Answers:

1. Get some gasoline, or the class will be late arriving.
      gasoline - mass noun
      class - collective noun

2. The alien group should come by bus soon.
      group - collective noun
      bus - count noun

3. The orchestra will be playing in the arena in the evening.
      orchestra - collective noun
      arena and evening - count nouns

4. The water at the beach was covered with oil.
      water and oil - mass nouns
      beach - count noun


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Lesson 19 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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Nouns can also be classified in specific ways. Concrete nouns, abstract nouns, and compound nouns are three such ways.

Concrete nouns name things that exist physically as sidewalk, bird, toy, hair, and rain.

Abstract nouns name ideas, characteristics, or qualities as courage, pride, goodness, and success.

Compound nouns are made up of more than one word as dining room, Bill of Rights, Jeff Hansen, and home run.

Instructions: In the following sentences find the nouns and classify them as concrete, abstract, or compound.

1. People like to see a home run hit over the wall.

2. My daughter works for the post office in Salt Lake City.

3. Rhode Island is a success although smaller than Texas.

4. Respect must be earned, but honesty should always be our policy.


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Answers:

1. People like to see a home run hit over the wall.
      People and wall - concrete nouns
      home run - compound noun

2. My daughter works for the post office in Salt Lake City.
      daughter - concrete noun
      post office and Salt Lake City - compound nouns

3. Rhode Island is a success although smaller than Texas.
      Rhode Island - compound noun
      success - abstract noun
      Texas - concrete noun

4. Respect must be earned, but honesty should always be our policy.
      Respect, honesty, and policy - abstract nouns

Note: Compound nouns can also be concrete or abstract.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Lesson 18 Parts of Speech - Nouns

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Nouns are classified into two general classifications, proper and common.  Proper nouns name a special person, place or thing and begin with capital letters.  All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.

Examples of common nouns include: city, man, boat, and radio.  These could be changed into proper noun forms by naming specifics: Salt Lake City, Mr. Jones, Santa Maria, and Motorola.

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

1. Becky went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.

2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.

3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in American Fork.

4. Love could bring marriage to Mark and Terri.


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Answers:

1. Becky went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.
      Becky, Disneyland, Friday - proper nouns
      sisters - common noun

2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.
      Brazil and September - proper nouns
      son - common noun

3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in American Fork.
      Mr. Smith and American Fork - proper nouns
      wife - common noun

4. Love could bring marriage to Mark and Terri.
      Mark and Terri - proper nouns
      love and marriage - common nouns
      (love is capitalized because it begins the sentence)


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