More Pronoun Problems
Another Problem• When sentences contain compounds in either the  subject or predicate, it is sometimes hard to  determine ...
More examples:• Phil and me are going to the movies.• Phil and I are going to the movies.   o Which is correct?   o To fin...
Predicate Nouns• When using a linking verb and predicate noun, it  can be really hard to tell…   o The new teachers are Sa...
Craziness!• Believe it or not, the first two are correct…• When using a predicate noun you also have to flip  the sentence...
Phrases That Interfere• Sometimes it is hard to decide the right pronoun  when there is a phrase that is added to the  sen...
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More pronoun problems

  1. 1. More Pronoun Problems
  2. 2. Another Problem• When sentences contain compounds in either the subject or predicate, it is sometimes hard to determine which pronoun to use.• Example: Which is correct? o Bill gave the books to Selma and I. o Bill gave the books to Selma and me.
  3. 3. More examples:• Phil and me are going to the movies.• Phil and I are going to the movies. o Which is correct? o To find out, split the compounds into separate sentences…(sometimes you need to change to a singular verb). o Phil is going to the movies. o Me is going to the movies. o I am going to the movies.
  4. 4. Predicate Nouns• When using a linking verb and predicate noun, it can be really hard to tell… o The new teachers are Sara and I. o The new teachers are Sara and me. Which one is correct? Split it to see… The new teacher is Sara. The new teacher am I. The new teacher is me.
  5. 5. Craziness!• Believe it or not, the first two are correct…• When using a predicate noun you also have to flip the sentences to see if they make sense. o Sara is the new teacher. o I am the new teacher. o Me is the new teacher. • Can you see why now?
  6. 6. Phrases That Interfere• Sometimes it is hard to decide the right pronoun when there is a phrase that is added to the sentence that bungles things up. Like… o The students, despite the late hour, were able to get all their work done. • You have to remove the phrase that interferes.

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