Indefinite, Reflexive, Intensive, and Interrogative, and Demonstrative Pronouns December 14, 2011 Warm up: How many words can you make by combining the following words. Write all the words you can think of. any, some, no, thing, body, one Today’s objective is to define and identify indefinite, reflexive, intensive, interrogative, and demonstrative pronouns.
Indefinite Pronouns Does not refer to a particular person, place or thing. Singular—All words made in the warm up Plus, another, much, neither, each, and either Plural—Both, few, many, others, several Depends—All, any, most, none, some
So? Subject-Verb Agreement Example: Everyone eats (his or her, their) lunch. Example: Many are enjoying (his or her, their) roles in the play.
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns ends with –self or –selves and refers to the subject of a sentence. In a sentence with a reflexive pronoun, the action of the verb returns to the subject. As an intensive pronoun, it serves to draw special attention to a noun already named. Singular-myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself Plural-ourselves, yourselves, themselves
So? No hisself! No theirselves! The volunteers were proud of (themselves, theirselves). Jim repaired the old grandfather clock (himself, hisself).
Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns a pronoun used to introduce an interrogative (question) sentence. Who—subject and refers to people Whom-object and refers to people Which and what—refer to things and ideas Whose—shows possession. Don’t confuse it with who’s. That’s a contraction! This, these, that, those—Refer to things nearby and at a distance.
Practice Everyone (wonder, wonders) about the accuracy of the story in the newspaper. In my opinion, all of the action movies this summer (are, is) unrealistic. Everyone in John’s class (is, are) grossed out by his nose picking habit. The engineers (theirselves, themselves) examined the bridge.
Practice (Whose, Who’s) that bald man with the yellow umbrella? (Whose, Who’s) are the red sneakers with the pink shoelaces? (Who, Whom) has won the election? Esi and (I, myself) learned about Neil Armstrong. Did anybody pick (his or her, their) nose during class?
Practice Few of the students (have, has) volunteered yet. All of the sugar (are, is) spilling onto the floor. Mr. McFadden bought (himself, hisself) a new tractor for his fields. This book is (mines, mine’s, mine). (It’s, Its) fun in English class. The dog chased (it’s, its) ball through the back yard.
Homework and Review Due Tuesday December 20, 2011 Test Wednesday December 21, 2011 Complete the Unit 4 Review handout. Then complete one of the following. Look through your notes and make a flash card for each pronoun. On one side write the pronoun. On the other, write all the ways you would classify that pronoun or any special instructions. (Remember, number, person, and case.) Look through all of your notes and create a poster-sized chart of all of the pronouns we have discussed. You can organize the pronouns by each category and include person, case, and number.