PRONOUNS, PRONOUNS, & MORE PRONOUNS…. “AAHHH!! HOW MANY CAN THERE BE?” “7 To Be Exact!!!!” “Better Take Some Notes!!!”
Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns What is the difference?
DEFINITIONS… Reflexive Pronoun: refers to the subject and functions as a complement or an object of a preposition. **Hint…Reflexive Refers, or Reflects back to the subject/Reflexive Reflects or Refers! Intensive Pronoun: emphasizes a noun or another pronoun. **Hint…Intensive Intensifies…don’t need it! Write what’s in black!
REFLEXIVE EXAMPLES: The football players considered themselves warriors. Carson earned a reward for himself. The cheerleader is acting like herself again. The spectators feel like treating themselves by getting some popcorn. **Notice…if you take out the reflexive pronoun, the sentence doesn’t make sense.
Sentences with Intensive Pronouns: Cara designed the costumes herself for the movie Twilight. I myself sold more than 50 tickets for the movie. **Notice…you don’t have to use the intensive pronoun; it just helps intensify the noun. **Examples: myself, herself, himself, ourselves
Let’s Try Some!!! Tell what the pronoun is and whether it is reflexive or intensive and why. 1. The great playwright William Shakespeare himself wrote many tragedies, comedies, and poems. Pronoun: himself Type: intensive 2. William Shakespeare of England himself began working as a valet outside of the theater before he worked his way into the theater. Pronoun: himself Type: intensive 3. Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife) should consider herself a lucky woman! Pronoun: herself Type: reflexive 4. Shakespeare prided himself on being born in England. Pronoun: himself Type: reflexive
Let’s Review… Q: What is an Intensive Pronoun? A: It Intensifies or emphasizes a noun or another pronoun. Q: What is a Reflexive Pronoun? A:It refers back to the subject and doesn’t make sense if taken out. Now you know 2 more pronouns!!!
5 More Pronouns to Go!!! Hang in there! Demonstrative, Relative, Interrogative, Indefinite, & Personal
Demonstrative Pronouns… Definition: It points out or DEMONSTRATES a noun. Examples: *this, *that, *these, *those Sentence: These are the names in homeroom. Hint: demonstrates!
Interrogative Pronouns… An Interrogative Pronoun introduces a question Examples: *what, *which, *who, *whom, *whose Hint: Interrogate means to question! Can you think of 1 in a sentence? Who is your favorite teacher?
Relative Pronouns: Introduce a subordinate clause “Wait…what’s a subordinate clause?” “A subordinate clause is one that cannot stand alone…not a complete sentence itself.” Examples: that, which, who, whom, whose Sentence: My English teacher, who now lives in St. Clairsville, is from Wooster, Ohio. “Hey, that’s a subordinate clause!” Making “who” the relative pronoun. Hint: Introduce me to your relative…
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS: Sentence: Everyone came to the game. “Um…yea, not so sure….” That’s exactly right!!! Hint: Not definite = Not Sure An indefinite pronoun: refers to a noun that may or may not be specifically named. Examples: all, another, everyone, nothing, other, several, much, many, something, anyone, etc. We’re not sure how many any of those words are!!! That’s why they’re Indefinite Pronouns!
Personal Pronouns Definition: Refers to the one speaking…. Examples: 1st Person: I, me, mine, we, us, our, ours 2nd Person: you, your, yours 3rd Person: he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs Hint:Personal refers to a person Sentence:Last spring, I visited my relatives.
Let’s See Your Pronoun Proficiency! Name the pronoun and tell what type it is. 1. That is the one I have a crush on. Prn: that Type: Demonstrative 2. None of the cafeteria food is good. Prn: none Type: Indefinite 3. I told my sister myself that she should stay out of my room. Prn: myself Type: Intensive Prn: which Type: Relative 4. The rooster, which has no tail, came to my farm. 5. We 8th graders like to think of ourselves as good examples. Prn: ourselves Type: Reflexive 6. She went to the mall to buy some new jeans. Prn: she Type: Personal 7. Who is the new band out? Prn: who Type: Interrogative
“WWHHEWW!!! WE’RE DONE!!!!” You’re 7 Pronouns Smarter!!!