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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

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  1. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 9.28.11 2nd Six Weeks Mrs. Jackson

  2. Lesson Objectives TLW be able to recognize pronouns in sentences. TLW be able to define antecedent. TLW be able to identify a pronoun and its antecedent in a sentence. TLW be able to ensure proper pronoun-antecedent agreement in a sentence (Pronouns should agree in number and in gender with their antecedents.) TLW be able to create his/her own sentence using pronouns and antecedents that are given, ensuring that the pronouns and antecedents agree.

  3. Pronouns • A pronoun takes the place of a noun. • Ralph left his notebook in the band room. • “His” takes the place of Ralph.

  4. Pronouns cont. • The students wrote down their assignments. • “Their” takes the place of students.

  5. Antecedents • An antecedent is the noun that the pronoun replaces. • Ralph left his notebook in the band room. • “Ralph” is the antecedent.

  6. The students wrote down their assignments. • “Students” is the antecedent.

  7. Let’s Find The Pronouns & Antecedents ! • 1. The workers will donate two hours of their time. • 2. Karen rode her bike to school today. • 3. The building lost its roof during the tornado.

  8. Let’s Find The Pronouns & Antecedents ! • 1. The workers will donate two hours of their time.

  9. Let’s Find The Pronouns & Antecedents ! • 1. The workers will donate two hours of their time. Antecedent Pronoun

  10. Karen rode her bike to school today.

  11. Antecedent • Karen rode her bike to school today. Pronoun

  12. The building lost its roof during the tornado.

  13. Pronoun • The building lost its roof during the tornado. Antecedent

  14. A Rule To Remember: • A pronoun must agree in number and gender with its antecedent. • Number - whether the pronoun is singular or plural • Gender - whether the pronoun is masculine, feminine, or neuter (neutral)

  15. Practice • Revise these sentences so that the pronouns and antecedents agree in number and gender. • 1. Tasha just sang in its first concert. • 2. The lions gobbled down its meal. • 3. Mr. Ellis straightened her tie.

  16. Let’s Check Ourselves… • Revise these sentences so that the pronouns and antecedents agree in number and gender. • 1. Tasha just sang in her first concert. • 2. The lions gobbled down their meal. • 3. Mr. Ellis straightened his tie.

  17. Take out a sheet of paper… • 1. All camera club members should choose five of ____ best pictures for the exhibit. • 2. Nathan took five suitcases with ____ to Florida. • 3. All players were responsible for ____ own uniforms. • 4. After the Rogers bought the house, ____ painted it. • 5. Dad carried the groceries and put ____ in the car. • 6. A robin built ____ nest near the back porch.

  18. More Practice Listen for further instructions…