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Interactive Grammar. Pronouns Tom Brewer Sunrise Adult School Citrus Heights, California. Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4hRZWmGSp4. What the heck is a pronoun?. If there’s one guy Just one guy Who’d lay down his life for you and I It’s hard to say it I hate to say it

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Interactive grammar

Interactive Grammar

Pronouns

Tom Brewer

Sunrise Adult School

Citrus Heights, California


Video

Video

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4hRZWmGSp4


Interactive grammar

What the heck is a pronoun?


Interactive grammar

If there’s one guy

Just one guy

Who’d lay down his life for you and I

It’s hard to say it

I hate to say it

But it’s probably me

-Sting


Pronouns

Subject

I

he

she

we

they

(you, it)

Object

me

him

her

us

them

(you, it)

Pronouns


Four hints for success with pronouns

Four Hints for Success with Pronouns

Hint 1

After Is/Are, Was/Were use a subject pronoun.


To be

To Be

am

is

are

was

were

will be

been

After these words always use I, he, she, we, or they.


Subject pronouns i you he she it we they

Subject pronounsI, you, he, she, it, we, they

  • It was I who called last night.

  • The winner of the election was he.

  • The teachers were Tom and she.

  • It is she who needs the practice.

  • The representatives are Jim and she.

    After is/are or was/were use a subject pronoun.


For example

For Example:

  • “Hello, is Mary home?” “This is she speaking.”

  • It was shewho called late last night.

  • When asked who is the class president, I pointed at Sam and said, “It is he.”

  • John said, “I have misplaced the paper clips.” Sandra answered, “Are these they?”


Try some

Try some!

1. It was I who left the rake outside.

2. When the man came into the office and asked for the secretary, I replied saying," I am she.”

3. Telephone question: “Hello, is Anthony there?” Answer: This is he.”

4. “Who’s wearing my new sweater?” cried Mother. “It is I,” confessed Jill.

5. It is we who will be joining the orchestra.


After between

After Between

  • Hint 2

    Always use an object pronoun after the word “between.”


Object pronouns me him her us them it you use object pronouns after the word between

Object Pronounsme,him,her,us,them (it,you)Use object pronouns after the word “between.”

  • Please sit here between her and me.

  • This secret is between you and me.

  • The lottery money was split between him and them.

  • Just between you and me, I like the other one better.

  • The disagreement is between him and her.


For example1

For Example:

  • Just between you and me, I like the other one better.

  • Mary sat between him and me.

  • Put the drinks between Joe and them.

  • Mom split the candy between the girls and us.

    Following between, always use me, him, her, us, or them.


Try some1

Try some!

1. Just between you and me, I think I got an A on the test.

2. Set up the volleyball net between her and us.

3. The librarian put the books down between Sandra and us.

4. For her prom date, Helen was able to choose between Frankie and him.

5. I hope nothing ever will come between you and me.


Try some2

Try some!

1. Just between you and me, I think I got an A on the test.

2. Set up the volleyball net between her and us.

3. The librarian put the books down between Sandra and us.

4. For her prom date, Helen was able to choose between Frankie and him.

5. I hope nothing ever will come between you and me.


After between cont

After “between” cont.

  • The conflict about money caused tension between my husband and me.

  • The argument between Sam and her lasted for hours.

  • The playoff game was between the Wildcats and us.

  • Between mother and him stood their three sisters.


Paired pronouns

Paired Pronouns

  • Hint 3

    If a pronoun is paired with another pronoun or with a noun, test the pronoun by covering one pronoun or the noun. With one part covered up, the choice will be easy.


Paired pronouns1

Paired Pronouns

  • He and I went out to dinner after work.

  • My brother decided to go with Pat and me.

  • Give him and them some money for dinner.

  • Tom and he decided to attend the meeting.

    Cover up

  • She and _____ danced all night.

    (he,him)


For example2

For example:

  • She and I saw the movie after school.

  • The dog went camping with John and me.

  • Give Mrs. Brown and them the extra

    papers.

  • The cab driver took the teacher and us home.


Try some3

Try Some!

  • Ann and I have pets.

  • The family had a barbecue for him and me.

  • Please give Aunt Mary and us a ride home.

  • Some friends gave Susan and me the leftover salad.

  • Sam and she love traveling.


Comparisons

Comparisons

  • Hint 4

  • In Comparisons with as, as…as, or than, always use I, she, he, we, or they. (subject pronouns)

  • In comparisons with like, use me, him, her, us, or them. (object pronouns)


For example3

With as….as or than:

She sings as loudly as I. (sing)

Kay is as tall as he. (is)

The other team is better than we. (are)

With like:

Fred is a lot like him.

You’re not your baby sister, so don’t act like her.

It is like them to be so kind.

For example:


Try some4

Try some!

  • Peter is a better student than I. (am)

  • The star performer dances as well as we. (dance)

  • Terri’s little brother looks so much like her.

  • Work as hard as they.

  • It is not like us to lose so many games.


Pronoun review

Pronoun Review

  • Jim went camping with Bob and me.

  • Susan and they helped us.

  • The English group is good for Tom and me.

  • The argument is between the counselor and me.

  • The teacher is she.


Pronoun review continued

Pronoun Review (continued)

6. Tom loses his pens. A student finds them and asks,” Are these they?”

7. It was he at the door.

8. She sings as loudly as I.

9. Fred is a lot like him.

10. The other class is better than we.

11. “Who’s there?” “It’s I.”

12. This secret is between you and me.


Pronoun review continued1

Pronoun Review (continued)

13. My brother decided to go with Jim and me.

14. The girls and we will cook dinner tonight.

15. AnneMarie types much faster than I!


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