Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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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