Pronouns. Pronouns take the place of nouns I, we, she, him, them, my, their, whose… Liz drove her car to school. She parked it near the front door. . Case. 1. Subjective case: pronouns used as subject (does an action). Liz announced it was she .
I, we, she, him, them, my, their, whose…
Liz drove her car to school. She parked it near the front door.
1. Subjective case: pronouns used as subject (does an action).
Liz announced it was she.
2. Objective case: pronouns used as objects of verbs or prepositions. (action is done to it)Inga decided to help her.
3. Possessive case: pronouns which express ownership.
It seemed to me that Inga
and Liz could do their work.
An antecedent is the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers.
A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person, number, and gender.
The man got ready to leave for his vacation.
Joan and her sister ran to catch the plane but they were too late.
Correct the pronoun in this sentence:
The girls took their car to get her brakes fixed.
As a subject of a dependent clause
He is the person who I think has outstanding leadership skills.
Give the money to whoever wins.
He is a person who is dedicated to his principles.
As the object of a dependent clause
Voters will elect a person whom they think they can trust.
She is the person for whom I have a great deal of respect.
Give the ticket to whomever the group chooses.
3. He is the one who/whom we think will give up first.
4. We don't know who/whom you are talking about.
6. The gameball will be given to whoever/ whomever displays superior sportsmanship.
7. George said he would oppose whoever/ whomever you would appoint as chairperson.