Using Pronouns Correctly I can use a subject or object pronoun correctly in a sentence.
What do pronouns do? Pronouns replace common or proper nouns in sentences. Why? They help to avoid repetition of the same words over and over. Joey darted to the car, and Joey retrieved the science textbook Joey left there after school. Joey was thankful the textbook was still there. Joey is used FOUR times in two sentences! Textbook is used twice. How can this be improved with pronouns?
What do pronouns do? Pronouns replace common or proper nouns in sentences. Why? They help to avoid repetition of the same words over and over. Joey darted to the library and retrieved the science textbook he left there after school. He was thankful it was still there. So much better!
Case 1: • Use these pronouns as the SUBJECT of a sentence.
Examples of Pronouns in the Subject Rachel owns a collection of antique toys. Replace Rachel: Sheowns a collection of antique toys. Jim and Lydia enjoy a night at the theatre. Replace Jim and Lydia: They enjoy a night at the theatre.
Case 2: • Also use subject pronouns AFTER a linking verb. • For example: The winner isshe.
Linking Verbs to Memorize “BE” Verbs am is are was were
More examples after LVs • Jason’s best friendsare they. • The person for the job was she. • If you are looking for Mrs. Worsham, Iam she. • The last ones to arrive were we. • Hello?...This is he.
Compound Subjects • when there are two or more nouns or pronouns in the subject • If it is a person’s name and a pronoun, always put the name first. • Still use a subject pronoun. For example: Richard and I recited the fable.
Compound Subjects More examples: Yoshi and hewill be late to class. Harold and shepassed a note. Todd and weare meeting at 7:00. Rapha and theyare unable to attend.
ObjectPronouns • Use these pronouns after an ACTION VERB and after a PREPOSITION. me him her them it you us
Object Pronouns • For example: Gina mailedher a get well card. Herman calledus and asked a question. Aaron passed the ball tohim, and he made the shot.
Practice Tell (them, they) about your favorite book.
Practice When the travelers arrived, (they, them) were weary from their journey.
Practice (She, Her) will present her report to the class.
Practice Brandon and (we, us) think the quiz will be today.
Practice The person at the door is (she, her).
Practice The teachers who gave a test are (them, they).
Practice The other students and (I, me) do not agree with you.
Practice George and (they, them) will go to the movies tonight.
Practice Tammy and (we, us) have plans for the weekend.
Practice Give the papers to (I, me).
Practice Heidi danced with (he, him).
Practice Roger rode in the car with Jessie and (we,us).
Practice Julia chose a book and checked (it, it) out from the library. Subject or Object?
Practice (You, you) should attend the conference. Subject or Object?
Practice I will tell (you, you) the truth, even though it hurts. Subject or Object?
Practice Turn (it, it) in today, please. Subject or Object?
Practice (It, It) is time to leave. Subject or Object?