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  1. 1. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 9/18/12 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: Assignments: 1. Warm-up -Lit Circles (W) 2. Grammar -Memoir Topic Chosen (TH) 3. Literature -Vocab Writing (F) -Finish The Outsiders (F) 1
  2. 2. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word that a pronoun refers to is called its antecedent. Person and Number: • first-person, second-person, and third-person/singular and plural Case: Three cases- subject, object, and possessive Subject: She took a deep breath Object: Jerry told her about the problem. Possessive: I like your story better than mine. 2
  3. 3. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 1st  2nd  3rd  Person Person Person Subject Pronouns: I You he, she,  Used as a subject of a it singular sentence or as a predicate noun after a linking verb We You they  plural Object Pronouns: me you him,  Used as a direct singular object, and indirect her, it object, or an object of a preposition us you them plural  my,  Possessive Case: his, her,  singular mine you Used to show hers,  ownership or its relationship *the pronouns our,  its,  above in bold can ours their,  plural  stand alone also. yours theirs  3
  4. 4. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 Subject Pronouns: I, we, you, he, she, it, they Used as: a subject of a sentence or as a predicate noun after a linking verb The Apollo program was a great success. It put man on the moon. The greatest astronauts were they. The biggest supporters were she and I. 4
  5. 5. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 Object Pronouns: me, us, you, him, her, it, them Used as: a direct object, and indirect object, or an object of a preposition Bad storms scare me. Give me an explanation of how hurricanes form. When he sees big storms, he runs from them. 5
  6. 6. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 Possessive Pronouns: my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, theirs Used to: show ownership or relationship *the pronouns above in bold can stand alone also. The dog pricked up its little ears. The cat is mine. What color is his? 6
  7. 7. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 Examples: 1. Although the Wright brothers went to Kitty Hawk in September, (them, they) made their first successful flight in December. 2. At first, (we, us) in America did not pay much attention to this flight. 3. When P.T. Barnum found Tom Thumb, he asked the little man to work for (him, he). 4. Even people in England were amazed when Barnum showed (they, them) little Tom Thumb. 5. Living in the age of jets and rockets, you and (me, I) should appreciate the Wright brothers contributions to flight. Fill in the blank with the appropriate pronouns: 1. May Beth and ______________________help with decorations? 2. The starting quarterback will be either Marcus or ________________. 3. When will you send ____________ the yellow yarn? 4. The stranger asked _____________ for directions. 5. The soldier at the gate saluted Jimmy and ______________. 7
  8. 8. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 thin ks sees hear s smells says loves does feels does goes goes 8
  9. 9. 8th grade 9­18­12.notebook September 18, 2012 9