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how much do i know about nouns pronouns and adjectives
How much do I know about…nouns, pronouns and adjectives?

Label each green word with its part of speech:

  • Montag was a fireman.
  • They started fires in his futuristicsociety.
  • Hisjob was to burn books.
Nouns: people, places, things and ideasCommon nouns are general. Proper nouns are specific names and capitalized.
  • Noun Exercise 1: Change the noun from common to proper.
  • Mildred watched television most of the time.
  • Noun Exercise 2: Change the nouns from proper to common.
  • The river ran through the town’s west side.
pronouns replace nouns there are many types list them all
Pronouns replace nouns. There are many types, list them all:

1) Personal pronouns: associated with a person

First person: I, me, we, us

Second person: you

Third person: He, she,it, they, them

2) Possessive pronouns: indicate personal ownership

First person: my, our, mine

Second person: your, yours

Third person: his, her, their, its, theirs


3) Demonstrative pronouns: point out a specific noun

this, that, these, those

4) Interrogative pronouns: introduce a question

who, whom, which, what, whose

5) Relative pronouns: introduce a subordinate clause

that, which, who, whom, whose

pronouns exercise what kind of pronoun is it
Pronouns exercise: What kind of pronoun is it?
  • What is your name?
  • The mechanical dog that chased him was programmed by Beatty.

This is the answer, I think.

pronouns usually are paired with an antecedent a noun pronoun that they replace
Pronouns usually are paired with an antecedent—a noun/pronoun that they replace.

Ex: Find the antecedent of the pronoun:

0) The teacher taught us (students) writing skills.

  • We visited a factory in the city for a field trip.
  • The dog buried its bone in the yard.
  • The sisters knew that they looked alike.
indefinite prouns refers to a noun that isn t specifically named
INDEFINITE PROUNS: refers to a noun that isn’t specifically named

List them all:

all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, more, most, much, neither, nobody, none, no one, nothing, one, other, several, some, somebody, something, such.

special pronoun rule

The following indefinite pronouns are ALWAYS singular:








Always pair them with a singular pronoun



No one





indefinite pronoun exercises
Indefinite pronoun exercises:

Correct the pronoun agreement error:

0) Everyone in the room brought their his/her pencil.

  • No one among the young men knew if they would be drafted into the military.

2) None of the students could say they were acclimated to the new schedule.

3) Somebody texted me, but I did not recognize their number.

adjectives describe or modify a noun or pronoun
Adjectives: Describeor modify a noun or pronoun

Roles that adjectives serve for their nouns/pronouns:

  • Quality: Ex: happy person, lost pet, blue eyes, young man, tall tree, Spanish rice
  • Quantity: Ex: many vegetables, three flowers
  • Demonstrative: Ex: this day, that outfit
  • Interrogative: Ex: what homework?, whose phone?
  • Extent: Ex: longest day, shorter haircut
a special adjective articles
A special adjective: Articles
  • These adjectives indicate the specialness or singularity of a noun or pronoun.
  • A
  • An
  • The
overlap alert

Possessive pronouns can also be considered adjectives.

  • His book
  • Their friend
  • My room
ex circle the adjective and draw a line to the noun or pronoun it modifies
Ex: Circle the adjective and draw a line to the noun or pronoun it modifies.
  • It was a sunny afternoon.
  • She thought it was a funny thing to say.
  • The white tiger had pale stripes.
  • The quiet girl decided to speak up.
special rule

When you list adjectives, separate them with a comma:

0) The fat, lazy cat rarely exercised.

1) It has been a long exhausting day.

2) She is a friendly outgoing person.

3) We prefer the scary dangerous rides at the amusement park.

conjunction a word that joins words or groups of words
Conjunction: A word that joins words or groups of words
  • TYPE 1: Coordinating conjunctions:

join groups of words used the same way.

  • FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

Ex: The Greek Chorus provides information and narration to the audience.


TYPE 2: Correlative conjunctions:

come in pairs and also join groups of words used the same way.

  • both…and, either…or, not only…but also, neither…nor, whether…or

Ex: The Greek Chorus traditionally would not only tell the background of the play, but would also sing and dance on stage.

exercises find the conjunctions and label each coo coordinating or cor correlative
Exercises: Find the conjunctions and label each COO (coordinating) or COR (correlative).

0) Oedipus was born in Thebes, but (COO) actually grew up in Corinth with his adoptive parents.

1) The oracle foretold that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother.

2) He knew that he was a danger to not only his father, but also his mother.

3) He decided that he must run from his parents or ruin their lives.

4) On the road to Thebes, he killed an old man, but he did not know who the man was.

5) At Thebes, he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and was rewarded with the newly-single queen.

conjunction rule
Conjunction Rule:
  • When two independent clauses get joined by a coordinating (FANBOY) conjunction, you need a comma between the two clauses before the conjunction. An independent clause can be its own sentence.
  • Ex: We cannot escape our fate, and people should never try to defy the gods.
conjunction rule ex underline the coordinating conjunction and add a comma before it
Conjunction rule ex: Underline the coordinating conjunction and add a comma before it.

0) Oedipus learns there is a plague on the city of Thebes, so he must rid the city of the killer of the previous king.

1) The blind prophet reveals that Oedipus himself is the killer but he cannot believe it.

2) Oedipus finds out that the king of Corinth has died so he feels relieved that he has escaped his fate.

3) Oedipus learns that a shepherd saw the murder and he decides to call that shepherd to learn more.

4) The shepherd knows the horrible full story so he decides not to speak the truth.

5) The quiet shepherd chooses silence yet Oedipus forces the horrible truth out of him.


Type 3: Subordinating conjunctions:

begin a subordinate/dependent clause, part of a sentence that depends on another part of the sentence to be a complete idea.

  • After, although, as, as if, as long as, as soon as, because, before, even though, if, in order that, once, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, whenever, where, wherever, whether, while
  • BE CAREFUL: Some of these may also be used as prepositions.

Ex: Although Oedipus seeks the murderer of the previous king, he is unaware that he is the killer.

what s aaawwuubis the acronym for the most common subordinating conjunctions know them
What’s AAAWWUUBIS? The acronym for the most common subordinating conjunctions. Know them!

As After Although When While Until

UnlessBefore Because If Since 

why are subordinating conjunctions important
Why are subordinating conjunctions important?
  • Subordinating conjunctions are the building blocks of the complex sentence.
  • They allow us to indicate levels of importance of ideas and compare and contrast ideas with one another.
  • They can be in the beginning or the middle of the sentence (since they begin a subordinate clause.)
  • Ex: Although Oedipus ran from his home, he could not escape his fate.
  • Ex: Oedipus could not escape his fate although he ran from his home.
find the subordinating conjuction
Find the subordinating conjuction
  • Jocasta warned Oedipus to stop seeking the truth because she feared what he would discover.
  • Oedipus refused to give up since he wanted to cleanse the city of the plague.
  • Despite his intelligence, Oedipus hadn’t been able to see who he truly was.
  • While he could solve the riddle of the sphinx, he was blind to his own identity.
subordinating conjunction rules
Subordinating conjunction rules:
  • If the sentence begins with a subordinating conjunction and a corresponding subordinate clause, it requires a comma after the subordinate clause.
  • If the sentence begins with an independent clause and the subordinating conjunction comes in the middle of the sentence, it does not require a comma.
  • Ex: When Oedipus finds Jocasta dead, he stabs himself in the eyes.
  • Ex: Oedipus stabs himself in the eyes when he finds Jocasta dead.
create a sentence that begins with a subordinating conjunction
Create a sentence that begins with a subordinating conjunction.
  • After= After he finds out his tragic error, Oedipus is horrified by his deeds.
  • Although
  • As
  • While
  • When
  • Until
  • Unless
create a sentence that ends with a subordinate clause
Create a sentence that ends with a subordinate clause.
  • Because= Oedipus leaves the city of Thebes because he has been the cause of its plague.
  • Before
  • If
  • Since