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Using Pronouns Correctly

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  1. Using Pronouns Correctly What are the cases of personal pronouns? The nominative case The objective case The possessive case Review A Review B

  2. What are the cases of personal pronouns? A pronoun takes the place of a noun and its modifiers, if any. Justin walks the dog. He Justin takes the black-and-white dog to the park. it Justin takes to the park. Is the dog Justin’s? his

  3. What are the cases of personal pronouns? Case is the form that a pronoun takes to show its job in a sentence.

  4. What are the cases of personal pronouns?The nominative case Pronouns in the nominative case are used as subjects and as predicate nominatives. Subject We went scuba diving. Predicate nominative Our instructor was she.

  5. ? them ? her What are the cases of personal pronouns?The nominative case Make sure the subject of a verb is in the nominative case. Subject Sue and her friends enjoyed the field trip. her friends they ? Nominative case they Subject Mindy she Then Mindy told her family all about the llama farm. Nominative case ? she

  6. ? them ? him What are the cases of personal pronouns?The nominative case Make sure a predicate nominative is in the nominative case. Predicate nominative The hardest workers were Van and Ty . they Van and Ty ? they Nominative case Predicate nominative he The crew leader is usually Paul . Paul ? Nominative case he

  7. What are the cases of personal pronouns? The nominative case On Your Own • For each of the following sentences, choose the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses. • 1. José and (me, I) are the only candidates for treasurer. • 2. Maura and (he, him) will move to Puerto Rico. • 3. How did you know the mystery guest was (her, she)? • You and (we, us) were the first visitors. • 5. The youngest tour guides were (they, them). [End of Section]

  8. What are the cases of personal pronouns?The objective case Pronouns in the objective case are used as direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. Direct object Dad drove us to the store. Indirect object The clerk showed them the bicycle. Object of preposition The red ten-speed is perfect for her.

  9. ? ? they we What are the cases of personal pronouns?The objective case A direct object should be in the objective case. Direct object Mrs. Polk took ______ to the crafts fair. us ? Objective case us Direct object Liang saw Jorge and ______ there. them ? Objective case them

  10. ? ? she they What are the cases of personal pronouns?The objective case An indirect object should be in the objective case. Indirect object Sheryl gave _____ a new bed. them ? Objective case them Indirect object Show Terence and _____ the cute puppies. her ? Objective case her

  11. ? ? I he What are the cases of personal pronouns?The objective case An object of a preposition should be in the objective case. Object of preposition The coach chose Roberto instead of ______. him Objective case ? him Object of preposition Between you and ______, I think it was a good choice. me ? me Objective case

  12. What are the cases of personal pronouns? The objective case On Your Own For each of the following sentences, choose the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses. 1. I found Nina and (she, her) on the soccer field. 2. The newest members of the team are (they, them). 3. Will Keith and (he, him) enter the art contest? 4. Mr. Cruz sent (I, me) a postcard from Peru. 5. Would you like to play a word game with Fred and (I, me)? [End of Section]

  13. What are the cases of personal pronouns?The possessive case Pronouns in the possessive case are used to show ownership or possession. My alarm clock is broken. May I please borrow yours?

  14. What are the cases of personal pronouns?The possessive case The possessive pronouns mine, yours, his, hers, ours, and theirs are used in the same ways that pronouns in the nominative and objective cases are used. His bicycle and mine need repairs. Subject This dictionary is hers. Predicate nominative We finished ours yesterday. Direct object The judge gave theirs a close look. Indirect object Next to yours, my gerbil seems big. Object of preposition

  15. What are the cases of personal pronouns?The possessive case The possessive pronouns my, your, his, her, its, and their are used as adjectives before nouns. Does your aquarium need frequent cleaning? Manuel buys most of his tropical fish at Aqua World.

  16. What are the cases of personal pronouns? The possessive case On Your Own • For each of the following sentences, choose the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses. • 1. Ken admires (him, his) baseball coach. • 2. (They, Them) ate some cheese and grapes. • 3. The server brought some pepper for (we, us). • Leave (your, yours) suitcase in the hallway. • 5. Martin has already finished his project, but we haven’t finished (our, ours) yet. [End of Section]

  17. Review A For each of the following sentences, choose the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses. • The most improved player on the team is (he, him). • The coach asked Paula and (they, them) for help with the equipment. • Nobody except Josh and (she, her) finished the marathon. • Heather and (he, him) live on a blueberry farm. 5. At the head of the parade were (us, we) Girl Scouts. [End of Section]

  18. Review B If a sentence has an incorrect pronoun, supply the correct pronoun form. If a sentence is already correct, identify it with a C. _____ 1. I was standing in line behind Dave and him. _____ 2. Her and Mr. Wendell have written a play. _____ 3. The drama club will put on the play for they. _____ 4. Two of the actors will be Alisha and him. _____ 5. The audience might give them a standing ovation.

  19. The End