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Pronoun Usage 4. Pronouns in comparisons. Sometimes a comparison is made by using a clause that begins with than or as. Examples Fred is better at chess than George is. You have as many A’s as he has. Marie likes me more than she likes you. Comparisons.

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Pronoun usage 4

Pronoun Usage 4


Pronouns in comparisons

Pronouns in comparisons

  • Sometimes a comparison is made by using a clause that begins with than or as.

  • Examples

  • Fred is better at chess than George is.

  • You have as many A’s as he has.

  • Marie likes me more than she likes you.


Comparisons

Comparisons

  • Sometimes the final clause in the comparison is left incomplete making the pronoun choice more difficult.

  • Fred is better at chess than George (is).

  • You have as many A’s as he (has).


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  • To decide which pronoun form to use in an incomplete comparison – you need to complete the comparison.

  • Hannah plays the trumpet better than (I, me).

  • Max wrote a better composition than (I, me).

  • We can sing as well as (they, them).


Pronoun with infinitives

Pronoun with infinitives

  • The objective form of the pronoun is used when you have aninfinitive phrase (remember what infinitives are?? - to run, to jump, to throw)


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  • The officer told me to stop. ( me is the subject of to stop).

  • The official asked them to observe the rules. (them is the subject of to observe.

  • They took him to be me. (him is the subject of to be and me is the predicate pronoun following to be.

  • Reporters were at the airport to question her. (her is the object of to question).


Possessive case with gerunds

Possessive case with gerunds

  • The possessive form of the pronoun is used when the pronoun immediately precedes a gerund.

  • His running has improved since the last track meet.

  • We dislike their playing the radio at midnight.


Pronoun as an appositive

Pronoun as an appositive

  • The form of a pronoun used as an appositive is determined by the use of the noun to which it is apposition.

  • The delegates, Tony and I, want your support.

    • Tony and I are the apposition for delegates, which is the subject. Therefore you use the nominative form.


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  • For the producers, Margo and him, the show was a hit.

    • Margo and him are the appositive for producers, which is in a prepositional phrase. That makes it the objective form.


Pronoun antecedent

Pronoun & antecedent

  • A pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number, gender and person

  • Example – Each of the boys brought his sleeping bag.

    • Singular


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Indefinite pronouns all, some, any, and none can be either singular or plural depending upon meaning in the sentence

Example – All of the furniture was in its original condition.

All of the students were taking their last test.


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