Grammar Unit II: Pronouns Lesson 1 Personal Pronouns (Pronouns that are friendly!)
Pronoun: a word that is used to replace a noun Ex: Marcy went to the market, and she bought bread. DEFINITIONs Personal Pronoun: a word that is used to replace a noun that refers to a person or thing Ex: Marcy went to the market, and she bought bread.
Two cases of personal pronouns include Personal pronouns SUBJECT Subject pronouns are the subject of a verb. They generally appear BEFORE the verb. OBJECT Object pronouns are the receiver of the action of the verb or for whom an action was performed. They generally appear AFTER the verb. She went to the store. Subject pronoun Jordan bought her roses. Object pronoun
Personal pronouns SUBJECT PRONOUNS they you we Plural she, he, it you I Singular Third Person Second Person First Person
Practice Directions: Identify the subjective pronoun in each sentence. On the line label is at S (singular) or P (plural) and 1 st , 2 nd , or 3 rd person. ____ 1. They went to the basketball game. P-3 rd ____ 2. In June, we will start summer vacation. P-1 st ____ 3. He took French class in ninth grade. S-3 rd ____ 4. You all will have a quiz on pronouns. P-2 rd
Personal pronouns OBJECT PRONOUNS them you us Plural her, him, it you me Singular Third Person Second Person First Person
Practice Directions: Identify the objective pronoun in each sentence. On the line label is at S (singular) or P (plural) and 1 st , 2 nd , or 3 rd person. ____ 1. Skylar gave her roses. S-3 rd ____ 2. The teacher gave us an assignment. P-1 st ____ 3. The email was sent to them yesterday. P-3 rd ____ 4. I told you all about the quiz. P-2 rd
!The exception! The exception to this is when the verb is a linking verb (and not an action verb). BASIC LINKING VERBS AM IS ARE WAS WERE BE BEING BEEN The exception? Subject pronouns are used AFTER these verbs. The best player is she. LINKING VERB SUBJECT PRONOUN
Practice Directions: Underline the pronoun in each sentence. Above each pronoun write SUB (subjective) or OBJ (objective). On the line label S or P. Then 1 st , 2 nd , or 3 rd person. ____ 1. She put on the mittens. s-3 rd SUB ____ 2. They were black with white snowflakes. p-3 rd SUB ____ 4. Marcy’s mother gave them to her. p-3 rd OBJ ____ 5. Marcy feels the best mother in the world is she. s-3 rd SUB ____ 2. The teacher will give you all a quiz soon. p-2 rd OBJ
TESTING YOUR KNOWLEDGE <ul><li>What is a pronoun? </li></ul>A word that takes the place of a noun What is a personal pronoun? A word that takes the place of a person or thing Give the seven subject pronouns: I, we, you, she, he, it, they When do you use subject pronouns? When it is the subject of the sentence or AFTER a linking verb List the basic linking verbs? am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been
TESTING YOUR KNOWLEDGE cont. <ul><li>Give the seven object pronouns? </li></ul>me, us, you, her, him, it, them When do you use object pronouns? After action verbs—or to describe who is receiving the action of the verb or to describe for whom the action was performed.