Chapter 3 using pronouns in sentences

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2. When you write or speak, you name people and things. The words you use to name people and things are nouns. After you write or say a noun, you do not have to repeat it again and again. You can use a pronoun in its place. In this Chapter you will learn about kinds of pronouns and how to use them in sentences. 3. To understand how pronouns and antecedents work together To identify and use personal pronouns To identify and use relative pronouns To identify and use interrogative pronouns To identify and use demonstrative pronouns To identify and use indefinite pronouns To write contractions that use pronouns 4. Pronoun A word that takes the place of one or more nouns Antecedent The noun or nouns that a pronoun replaces Personal pronoun A pronoun that refers to a person or a thing First-person pronoun A pronoun that refers to the speaker Second-person pronoun A pronoun that refers to the person who is being spoken to 5. Third-person pronoun A pronoun that refers to the person or thing that is being talked about Reflexive pronoun A pronoun that ends in -self or selves Possessive pronoun A pronoun that shows that something belongs to someone or something Relative pronoun One of these pronouns: who, whom, whose, that, and which 6. Compound relative pronoun One of these pronouns: whoever, whomever, whichever, and whatever Interrogative pronoun A pronoun that asks a question Demonstrative pronoun A pronoun that points out a particular person or thing Indefinite pronoun A pronoun that does not refer to a specific person or thing Contraction Two words made into one by replacing one or more letters with an apostrophe 7. Lesson 3-1 8. To identify a pronoun and its antecedent To understand how a pronoun and its antecedent agree 9. A pronoun is a word that takes place of one or more nouns. Pronouns can replace either common nouns or proper nouns. EXAMPLE 1 Armando is a senior. He writes for the school newspaper. One of his stories appears in every issue. The pronoun he takes the place of the proper noun Armando. The pronoun his takes the place of the possessive noun Armandos. The antecedent is the noun that a pronoun replaces. 10. List each bold pronoun. After it, write its antecedent. Armando and Joe are both seniors. They are friends. Mrs. Benson is one of their teachers. She teaches history. Tanya Johnson is also in the class. Joe has known her for years. They went to the same elementary school. 11. Why are pronouns useful? Without them, you would have to repeat the same nouns over and over again. EXAMPLE 2 Nathan said that Nathan was going to call Nathans mother. Nathan said that he was going to call his mother. 12. List each word or phrase. After it, write a pronoun to replace it. Armando looked for Armandos history class. To Armando, history is fun. Armando hurried to the second floor. Near the door, an old friend waved hello. Im in this class, too, the friend said. Armando and Armandos friend walked in together. 13. A pronoun must agree with its antecedent. This means: The antecedent and pronoun must be the same in number. If the antecedent is singular, the pronoun must be singular. If the antecedent is plural, the pronoun must be plural. Some singular antecedents have a gender (masculine or feminine). The singular pronoun must have the same gender as the antecedent. 14. EXAMPLE 3 Robin will wash the floor and wax it. (singular, no gender) Grace and Jake know that they will be late. (plural) Sam goes fishing whenever he can. (singular, masculine) Sandra will help if she is not working. (singular, feminine) 15. Write the pronoun that goes in the blank. It must agree with the number and gender of its antecedent. Lauren, did ____ put the dog outside? Tyrone and I got lost as ____ explored the woods. When he finished the book, he put ____ on the table. The deer came near, so Toms took a picture of ____. David and I loved the gifts you bought for ____. 16. Write each bold pronoun. Next to each pronoun, write its antecedent. Emily and Angela like school, and they enjoy history class. Emily was glad that she had studied for the test. Angela and I studied hard, so we were well prepared. Because Mr. Thomas just gave a test, he will start a new unit next week. Emily, Angela, and I are excited to get our tests back. 17. Number your paper from 6 to 10. Write the five pronouns in the paragraph. Write the antecedent next to each one. Armando is on the soccer team. He asked Angela and Nathan to come to his game on Tuesday. They both came and cheered loudly for Armando. He scored one goal. After the game, they all went to Tonys to celebrate. 18. Lesson 3-2 19. To understand and use first-, second-, and third-person pronouns To understand and use possessive pronouns To understand and use reflexive pronouns 20. Personal pronouns refer to people or things. A first-person pronoun refers to the person speaking. A second-person pronoun refers to the person being spoken to. A third- person pronoun refers to the person or thing being talked about. Personal pronouns can be singular or plural. A singular pronoun refers to one person or thing. A plural pronoun refers to more that one person or thing. 21. EXAMPLE 1 I am ready. (first person, singular) You are ready. (second person, singular) He is ready. She is ready. It is ready. (third person, singular) We are ready. (first person, plural) You are ready. (second person, plural) They are ready. (third person, plural) 22. Here is a chart showing personal pronouns. Personal pronouns can be used in different ways in sentencesas the subject, or as the object of a verb or preposition. Subject Object Singular First Person I me Second Person you you Third Person he, she, it him, her, it Plural First Person we us Second Person you you Third Person they them 23. Use the pronoun chart. Write the person (first, second, or third) of each bold pronoun. Then decide whether each pronoun is singular or plural.Write singular or plural. Alicia and Juan gave us their seats at the lunch table. They were going back to class early. Are you really hungry? Alicia asked me. I could tell that Alicia wanted my sandwich. She was staring at it. 24. Decide whether each bold pronoun is a subject or an object in the sentence. Write subject or object. I offered Alicia part of my sandwich. She had a small bite of it. She told me that it was delicious. We waved goodbye to them. They went back to class. 25. A possessive pronoun is a personal pronoun that takes the place of a possessive noun. It shows ownership. Sometimes, a noun follows a possessive pronoun. Singular possessive pronouns: my, your, his, her, its Plural possessive pronouns: our, your, their EXAMPLE 2 This is Jills book. This is her book. The Smiths dog is playful. Their dog is playful. 26. At other times, possessive pronouns are used alone. Singular possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, its Plural possessive pronouns: ours, yours, theirs EXAMPLE 3 This book is Jills. This book is hers. The dog is the Smiths. The dog is theirs. 27. Write the possessive pronoun in each sentence. Their guitar came from Spain. Mine has a red sticker on it. How old is her brother? That tree lost all of its leaves. I told him that your house is for sale. 28. A reflexive pronoun is a personal pronoun that ends in self or selves. Reflexive Pronouns Singular First Person myself Second Person yourself Third Person himself, herself, itself Plural First Person ourselves Second Person yourselves Third Person themselves 29. EXAMPLE 4 Jon prides himself on his manners. (third person, singular) We helped ourselves to more potatoes. (first person, plural) 30. On your paper, write the reflexive pronoun in each sentence. Identify each as singular or plural. Jim scheduled himself to open the swimming pool on Wednesdays. He jokes, The pool cant open itself! Angelas students push themselves to swim better and faster. The students say, If we challenge ourselves, maybe we can be as good as Angela! When they say that, Angela feels proud of herself. 31. Write the possessive pronoun that completes each sentence. (My, Mine) homework is almost finished. Jan said that (her, hers) is broken. Is that car (their, theirs)? The dog wagged (it, its) tail. I like my bike, but I like (your, yours) better. 32. Write each sentence. Add the reflexive pronoun that fits. I like to walk home by ____. Ari and Babette let ____ in the front door. Did you buy ____ a birthday gift? Eduardo reminded ____ by writing a note. We promised ____ that we would do it, and we did. 33. Lesson 3-3 34. To understand how relative pronouns are used To identify and use relative pronouns 35. The relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, that, and which. In a sentence, a relative pronoun follows its antecedent. Who and whom refer to a person or people. Whose shows that something belongs to or with someone. EXAMPLE 1 The woman who is speaking is my aunt. (antecedent: woman) The man to whom I spoke is my uncle. (antecedent: man) The boy whose dog is lost gave a reward. (antecedent: boy) 36. That and which refer to places or things. When a phrase starts with which, it usually needs a comma before and after it. EXAMPLE 2 The bread that Ned baked is delicious. (antecedent: bread) The book, which has a red cover, is hers. 37. Write the relative pronoun in each sentence. Next to it, write the antecedent. The man who owns the music store sells CDs and cassettes. There is the customer whom Emily met last week. Emily wants the book that is on the table. Emilys dog, which is a poodle, likes to eat noodles. Her dog prefers Thai noodles, which are very spicy. 38. Write each sentence on your paper. Add the relative pronoun that fits. Ted has a voice ____ carries far. The woman ____ came to the door did not live there. The CDs, ____ are old and scratched, belong to him. The girl ____ ticket got lost was very sad. The story ____ he told was unbelievable. 39. The compound relative pronouns are whoever, whomever, whichever, and whatever. They are compound because they combine two words. Whoever and whomever take the place of the names of people. Whichever and whatever take the place of the names of things. EXAMPLE 3 Whomever wants to read this book may borrow it, said the teacher. Blue shoes or black shoes, said Emilys mother. Choose whichever you want. 40. Write each compound relative pronoun on your paper. Here are several books. Choose whichever you want for your book report. Do whatever you think should be done. Invite whomever you want to the party. I have lots of CDs.Take whichever you like best. Whoever wants this sandwich can have it. 41. Write the relative pronoun in each sentence. Next to it, write its antecedent. Nathan wants the new stamps that the post office just issued. The bandleader is Mr. Jackson, who played the trumpet in college. Emily went to the library, which is next to the post office. Angela, whose book bag is on the table, is late for school. Carol is whom I talked to in the office. 42. Write the compound relative pronoun that completes each sentence. (Whoever, Whatever) made that mess should clean it up. Please do (whichever, whatever) you can to help us. We will ask (whomever, whichever) we want to the concert. You may have (whichever, whoever) of the desserts you like. (Whatever, Whoever) answer the phone sounded excited. 43. Lesson 3-4 44. To identify interrogative pronouns To understand how interrogative pronouns are used 45. The interrogative pronouns are who, whom, whose, which, and what. They are used to ask a question. EXAMPLE 1 Who is planning the party? Whom did you call? Whose is this hat? Which of these movies do you like? What is your telephone number? 46. You can use an interrogative pronoun to ask a question directly or indirectly. EXAMPLE 2 Direct Who is going to be there? Indirect Tell me who is going to be there. Direct Which of these shirts is on sale? Indirect She asked which of these shirts is on sale. 47. Write the interrogative pronoun in each sentence. With whom did you go to dinner? I do not know which one to choose! Who came to the office? Whose dog was lost? Tell me what caused the argument. 48. The words who, whom, whose, which, and what are interrogative pronouns only when they ask a question. Sometimes these words are used as relative pronouns. Relative pronouns do not ask questions. EXAMPLE 3 Interrogative Who is planning the party? Relative Greg helped the student who missed the class. 49. An interrogative pronoun is different from a persona or relative pronoun. It does not have an antecedent that can be stated. Its antecedent is the answer to the question it asks. Who refers to a person or persons. What refer to things, places, or ideas. EXAMPLE 4 Who is your swimming coach? What is the name of your town? 50. Which can refer to people or things. Use which when there is a choice between two or more things. Whose is a possessive pronoun. Use it to show belonging. EXAMPLE 5 Which team will win the game? Whose car is it? 51. Write the pronoun that completes each sentence. (Which, Who) of the students asked for directions? (Who,Whose) homework is this? (What, Which) is the process for making a cake? Next to (who, whom) do you want to sit? I cannot remember (who, whom) borrowed my notes. 52. Write the interrogative pronoun in each sentence? What does Angela do after school on Fridays? Who said, I have a dream? Whose was the big blue boat? What did Mr.Thomas just say? Which of the fruits is your favorite? 53. Number your paper from 6 to 10. List the five pronouns in these sentences. Next to each pronoun, write whether it is personal, relative, or interrogative. Neeru is a new student who goes to Wilson High School. Which is her hometownBombay or Calcutta? She lived in Calcutta, which is in India. 54. Lesson 3-5 55. To identify demonstrative pronouns To understand how demonstrative pronouns are used 56. A demonstrative pronoun points out a particular person or thing. The four demonstrative pronouns are this, these, that, and those. This and that are singular. They refer to one person or thing. These and those are plural. They refer to more that one person or thing. EXAMPLE 1 This is my house. (singular) That is my high school. (singular) These are my pencils. (plural) Those are my cousins. (plural) 57. Write the demonstrative pronoun in each sentence. Next to it, write whether it is singular or plural. Is this the right assignment? These are roses from Mrs. Choys garden. Is that the shirt Armando wore to practice yesterday? This is the auditorium where the Drama Club performs. Are those Emilys clarinet reeds? 58. This and these point out people and things that are close by. That and those point out people and thi...


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