How much do I know about… nouns, pronouns and adjectives?. Label each green word with its part of speech: Montag was a fireman . They started fires in his futuristic society . His job was to burn books . .
Label each green word with its part of speech:
1) Personal pronouns: associated with a person
First person: I, me, we, us
Second person: you
Third person: He, she,it, they, them
2) Possessive pronouns: indicate personal ownership
First person: my, our, mine
Second person: your, yours
Third person: his, her, their, its, theirs
3) Demonstrative pronouns: point out a specific noun
this, that, these, those
4) Interrogative pronouns: introduce a question
who, whom, which, what, whose
5) Relative pronouns: introduce a subordinate clause
that, which, who, whom, whose
This is the answer, I think.
Ex: Find the antecedent of the pronoun:
0) The teacher taught us (students) writing skills.
List them all:
all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, more, most, much, neither, nobody, none, no one, nothing, one, other, several, some, somebody, something, such.
The following indefinite pronouns are ALWAYS singular:
Always pair them with a singular pronoun
Correct the pronoun agreement error:
0) Everyone in the room brought their his/her pencil.
2) None of the students could say they were acclimated to the new schedule.
3) Somebody texted me, but I did not recognize their number.
Roles that adjectives serve for their nouns/pronouns:
Possessive pronouns can also be considered adjectives.
When you list adjectives, separate them with a comma:
0) The fat, lazy cat rarely exercised.
1) It has been a long exhausting day.
2) She is a friendly outgoing person.
3) We prefer the scary dangerous rides at the amusement park.
join groups of words used the same way.
Ex: The Greek Chorus provides information and narration to the audience.
come in pairs and also join groups of words used the same way.
Ex: The Greek Chorus traditionally would not only tell the background of the play, but would also sing and dance on stage.
0) Oedipus was born in Thebes, but (COO) actually grew up in Corinth with his adoptive parents.
1) The oracle foretold that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother.
2) He knew that he was a danger to not only his father, but also his mother.
3) He decided that he must run from his parents or ruin their lives.
4) On the road to Thebes, he killed an old man, but he did not know who the man was.
5) At Thebes, he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and was rewarded with the newly-single queen.
0) Oedipus learns there is a plague on the city of Thebes, so he must rid the city of the killer of the previous king.
1) The blind prophet reveals that Oedipus himself is the killer but he cannot believe it.
2) Oedipus finds out that the king of Corinth has died so he feels relieved that he has escaped his fate.
3) Oedipus learns that a shepherd saw the murder and he decides to call that shepherd to learn more.
4) The shepherd knows the horrible full story so he decides not to speak the truth.
5) The quiet shepherd chooses silence yet Oedipus forces the horrible truth out of him.
begin a subordinate/dependent clause, part of a sentence that depends on another part of the sentence to be a complete idea.
Ex: Although Oedipus seeks the murderer of the previous king, he is unaware that he is the killer.
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