Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lesson 139 - Parts of the Sentence - Pronouns

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Pronouns take the place of nouns. Personal pronouns have what is called case. Case means that a different form of a pronoun is used for different parts of the sentence. There are three cases: nominative, objective, and possessive. Many mistakes are made in the use of nominative and objective case pronouns. Memorizing each list will help you use them correctly.

Nominative case pronouns are I, she, he, we, they, and who. They are used as subjects, predicate nominatives, and appositives when used with a subject or predicate nominative.

Objective case pronouns are me, her, him, us, them, and whom. They are used as direct objects, indirect objects, objects of the preposition, and appositives when used with one of the objects. (We will learn about indirect objects and objects of the preposition in later lessons.) (You and it are both nominative and objective case.)

Possessive case pronouns are my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, your, yours, their, and theirs. They are used to show ownership.

Instructions: Choose the correct form of the pronoun and tell why you chose it.

1. Yes, it was (him, he).

2. (We, Us) girls went together to shop.

3. (Who, Whom) is on the phone? It is (me, I).

4. Jim met Pam and (me, I) at the movie.

5. The noise outside awakened (us, we).


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Answers:

1. Yes, it was he.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case

2. We girls went together to shop.
    - subject, nominative case

3. Who is on the phone? It is I.
    - subject and predicate nominative, nominative case

4. Jim met Pam and me at the movie.
    - direct object, objective case

5. The noise outside awakened us.
    - direct object, objective case


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lesson 138 - Parts of the Sentence - Pronouns

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Pronouns take the place of nouns. Personal pronouns have what is called case. Case means that a different form of a pronoun is used for different parts of the sentence. There are three cases: nominative, objective, and possessive. Many mistakes are made in the use of nominative and objective case pronouns. Memorizing each list will help you use them correctly.

Nominative case pronouns are I, she, he, we, they, and who. They are used as subjects, predicate nominatives, and appositives when used with a subject or predicate nominative.

Objective case pronouns are me, her, him, us, them, and whom. They are used as direct objects, indirect objects, objects of the preposition, and appositives when used with one of the objects. (We will learn about indirect objects and objects of the preposition in later lessons.) (You and it are both nominative and objective case.)

Possessive case pronouns are my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, your, yours, their, and theirs. They are used to show ownership.

Instructions: Choose the correct form of the pronoun and tell why you chose it.

1. (Who, Whom) did you send?

2. The man saw (them, they) outside.

3. Had the girls met (he, him) before?

4. The boss helped (we, us), Tom and (I, me).

5. I saw (she, her) at the door.


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Answers:

1. Whom did you send?
    - direct object, objective case

2. The man saw them outside.
    - direct object, objective case

3. Had the girls met him before?
    - direct object, objective case

4. The boss helped us, Tom and me.
    - direct object and appositive, objective case

5. I saw her at the door.
    - direct object, objective case


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lesson 137 - Parts of the Sentence - Pronouns

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Pronouns take the place of nouns. Personal pronouns have what is called case. Case means that a different form of a pronoun is used for different parts of the sentence. There are three cases: nominative, objective, and possessive. Many mistakes are made in the use of nominative and objective case pronouns. Memorizing each list will help you use them correctly.

Nominative case pronouns are I, she, he, we, they, and who. They are used as subjects, predicate nominatives, and appositives when used with a subject or predicate nominative.

Objective case pronouns are me, her, him, us, them, and whom. They are used as direct objects, indirect objects, objects of the preposition, and appositives when used with one of the objects. (We will learn about indirect objects and objects of the preposition in later lessons.) (You and it are both nominative and objective case.)

Possessive case pronouns are my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, your, yours, their, and theirs. They are used to show ownership.

Instructions: Choose the correct form of the pronoun and tell why you chose it.

1. It could have been (them, they).

2. Yes, it was (us, we).

3. The runaway girl was (her, she).

4. This is (him, he).

5. The winner was (me, I).


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Answers:

1. It could have been they.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case

2. Yes, it was we.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case

3. The runaway girl was she.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case

4. This is he.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case

5. The winner was I.
    - predicate nominative, nominative case
 
Note: Predicate nominatives give us the most trouble; therefore, these may all sound strange to you, but they are correct.


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Monday, February 22, 2021

Lesson 136 - Parts of the Sentence - Pronouns

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Pronouns take the place of nouns. Personal pronouns have what is called case. Case means that a different form of a pronoun is used for different parts of the sentence. There are three cases: nominative, objective, and possessive. Many mistakes are made in the use of nominative and objective case pronouns. Memorizing each list will help you use them correctly.

Nominative case pronouns are I, she, he, we, they, and who. They are used as subjects, predicate nominatives, and appositives when used with a subject or predicate nominative.

Objective case pronouns are me, her, him, us, them, and whom. They are used as direct objects, indirect objects, objects of the preposition, and appositives when used with one of the objects. (We will learn about indirect objects and objects of the preposition in later lessons.) (You and it are both nominative and objective case.)

Possessive case pronouns are my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, your, yours, their, and theirs. They are used to show ownership.

Instructions: Choose the correct form of the pronoun and tell why you chose it.

1. (I, Me) went to the movie.

2. (Him, He) is my best friend.

3. (They, Them) will be here soon.

4. (She, Her) ran happily down the street.

5. There (we, us) went.

6. (Who, Whom) is it?


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Answers:

1. I went to the movie.   
    - subject, nominative case

2. He is my best friend.
    - subject, nominative case

3. They will be here soon.
    - subject, nominative case

4. She ran happily down the street.
    - subject, nominative case

5. There we went.
    - subject, nominative case

6. Who is it?
    - subject, nominative case


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