Pronouns. Breaking the repetition. What are pronouns?. Words that replace nouns. Identify persons, places, things, and ideas without renaming them. Christine texts me all the time. Good thing I have an unlimited plan, or she would be costing me tons of money. Ante-what?!.
Breaking the repetition
Christine texts me all the time. Good thing I have an unlimited plan, or she would be costing me tons of money.
Tracy makes the best triple layer cake. However, I’m not sure if they buy the cake mix or not.
Alison is an athlete. He trains every day.
It should be “she”
Many people attended the concert. He enjoyed it.
It should be “they”
I’m reading Hunger Games. This is a new book.
As Laura opened the door, they squeaked.
I/me You He, She, It/Him, Her, It We/Us They/Them
Myself Yourself Himself/Herself/Itself Ourselves Themselves
My Your His, Hers, Its Our Their
Other pronouns: everybody, anything, one, something, several, other, all
PrepositionsWriting with Clarity
Conjunctions are words that connect individual words or groups of words (in other words, they conjoin).
They connect or “coordinate” two subjects or verbs in a sentence, or two sentences together
I like peanut butter and jelly.
“And” is the coordinating conjunction and connects the nouns “peanut butter” and “jelly”
Part of a “cause-effect” model.
The subordinating conjunction is the first word in the dependent clause.
In a “cause-effect” model, the dependent clause is often the “cause” (but not always).
Because we were late to school, the teacher gave me a detention.
Because is the subordinating conjunction. You could also say “We received a detention because we were late to school. There is still a subordinating con junction in there…and it’s still “BECAUSE”!
Although Paul had never seen his cousin, he wrote her a letter.
“Although” is the subordinating conjunction.
An interjection (or exclamation) is an exclamatory word or phrase that can stand by itself. Interjections simply express emotion on the part of the speaker, although most interjections have clear definitions. Wow, ouch, whew are some examples. Filled pauses such as uh, er, um, are also considered interjections.