Saturday, September 19, 2020

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 18, 2020

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 17, 2020

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 16, 2020

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 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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Monday, September 14, 2020

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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