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Grammar Chapter 2: Pronouns (Part 2). Pronouns: Reflexive, intensive, demonstrative . Reflexive and intensive Pronouns. Reflexive pronoun—refers to the subject & functions as a complement or object of a preposition Intensive pronoun—emphasizes a noun or another pronoun

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Grammar chapter 2 pronouns part 2

Grammar Chapter 2: Pronouns (Part 2)

Pronouns: Reflexive, intensive, demonstrative


Reflexive and intensive pronouns

Reflexive and intensive Pronouns

  • Reflexive pronoun—refers to the subject & functions as a complement or object of a preposition

  • Intensive pronoun—emphasizes a noun or another pronoun

  • Ex 1: Identify the pronouns(s) in the sentences and the antecedent for each (or “unidentified”). Identify each as personal, reflexive or intensive.

  • The British explorer Sir Richard Burton himself wrote many books about his adventures in Africa.

  • What is the first pronoun in the sentence?

  • Himself

  • What kind or pronoun is it?

  • Himself—intensive

  • What is the antecedent?

  • Himself—intensive/Sir Richard Burton

  • Is there another pronoun? If so, what?

  • Himself—intensive/Sir Richard Burton

  • His—personal/Sir Richard Burton


Reflexive and intensive pronouns1

Reflexive and intensive Pronouns

  • Now do numbers 4, 6, & 7 in your group.

  • 4. Matthew Henson prided himself on being part of the first expedition to reach the North Pole.

  • himself—reflexive/Matthew Henson

  • 6. I myself just read about the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman’s voyages on the South Seas.

  • I—personal/unidentified

  • Myself—intensive/I

  • 7. Lewis and Clark surely considered themselves lucky to have Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman, as their guide.

  • Themselves—reflexive—Lewis, Clark

  • Their—personal—Lewis, Clark


Demonstrative interrogative pronouns

Demonstrative &Interrogative proNouns

  • Demonstrative pronoun—points out a person, place, thing, or idea

  • Interrogative pronoun—introduces a question

  • Ex 2: Identify the demonstrative and interrogative pronouns in the following sentences.

  • 4. That is an amazing sight!

  • What is the pronoun and what kind?

  • 4. That—demonstrative

  • Now, in your groups, do numbers 9 & 10.


Demonstrative interrogative pronouns1

Demonstrative &Interrogative proNouns

  • 9. Who told me mustangs are descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish?

  • 9. who—interrogative

  • 10. Horses like these roamed wild over Texas and other western states in the 1800s.

  • 10. these—demonstrative


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