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Sample Handmade Responses    to Hale’s Sin and Syntax,      Chapter 2: Pronouns   with corresponding citations from the ch...
“Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subd...
“Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subd...
“Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subd...
“Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subd...
“Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
“Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
“Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
“Expletive pronouns (it, there) are less sexy than they sound, stepping into asentence as subject when the juice of the se...
“’Jim and myself, however, were holding out for June’ is hardly a studlysentence; June would prefer ‘Jim and I’” (34).
“Possessive pronouns are all apostrophe-less: my, your, his, her, its. Who’sand it’s are contractions of who is and it is....
“Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its ant...
“Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its ant...
“Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its ant...
“Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its ant...
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  1. 1. Sample Handmade Responses to Hale’s Sin and Syntax, Chapter 2: Pronouns with corresponding citations from the chapterAngelo State UniversityEnglish 4361: English GrammarDr. Laurence MusgroveDepartment of English and Modern LanguagesJanuary 22, 2013 www.theillustratedprofessor.com @lemusgro
  2. 2. “Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subdividing neatly and changed onlyslightly since the days of Shakespeare” (32).
  3. 3. “Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subdividing neatly and changed onlyslightly since the days of Shakespeare” (32).
  4. 4. “Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subdividing neatly and changed onlyslightly since the days of Shakespeare” (32).
  5. 5. “Unlike nouns, a class of words that is forever morphing and mutating, the listof pronouns is finite and predictable, subdividing neatly and changed onlyslightly since the days of Shakespeare” (32).
  6. 6. “Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
  7. 7. “Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
  8. 8. “Pronouns are proxies for nouns. They stand in willingly when nouns don’twant to hang around sounding repetitive” (32).
  9. 9. “Expletive pronouns (it, there) are less sexy than they sound, stepping into asentence as subject when the juice of the sentence lurks in the predicate..”(33).
  10. 10. “’Jim and myself, however, were holding out for June’ is hardly a studlysentence; June would prefer ‘Jim and I’” (34).
  11. 11. “Possessive pronouns are all apostrophe-less: my, your, his, her, its. Who’sand it’s are contractions of who is and it is. Learn this or die” (52).
  12. 12. “Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its antecedent, the entiremeaning gets lost at sea” (44).
  13. 13. “Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its antecedent, the entiremeaning gets lost at sea” (44).
  14. 14. “Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its antecedent, the entiremeaning gets lost at sea” (44).
  15. 15. “Your biggest problems with pronouns will come if you lose sight of theantecedent: when a pronoun drifts away from its antecedent, the entiremeaning gets lost at sea” (44).
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