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Pronoun Case Quiz I

This is just the start of practice set up for students. More will be added or a part II.
Define pronoun.
a word that takes the place of a noun or pronoun(s).
Why do we use pronouns?
so that nouns are not repeated over and over in writing & speaking
When do problems occur with pronouns?
when we try to decide which form of pronoun to use --- Ex: when to use words me or I
3 cases of Pronouns
Subjective, Objective, & Possessive
root word of subjective?
root word of objective?
root word of possessive
2 Ways Subjective pronouns are used
1. subjects of sentences or clauses
2. follow linking verbs (predicate nominative)
List the Subjective Pronouns
I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they
*Note you listed twice --- 1st singular ---2nd plural
3 ways Objective Pronouns are used
1. direct objects
2. indirect objects
3. objects of prepositions
direct object.
Who or what receives the action of a verb
indirect object
Answers "to whom/what" after the action verb
prepositional phrase
A group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun Ex: in the box, in it
When are possessive pronouns used?
when you need to show possession or ownership
2 pronouns that are same in subjective & objective cases
you & it
What is a tip for determining which pronoun case you use with compound structures in sentences
drop the other noun or pronoun for a moment --- note: you may have to change the verb in some cases
In compound structures, where there is a noun & a pronoun, the _________ comes first.
Ex: of Sentence with Compound Structure using pronoun(s)
Bob and (I, me) travel often.
Sally took Bob and (he, him) to the movies.
What 2 words (that we have studied) are used to show Comparisons with pronouns
than & as
What is the tip for choosing the correct pronoun in Comparison sentences. Such as: Billy is taller than (I,me).
To mentally complete the sentence. Ex: Billy is taller than (I am or me am).
When do you use the word: it's?
as a contraction standing for it is ........
in sentences that you need it is
Possessive pronouns (do or do not) have apostrophes.
Do not ---- You wouldn't have her's.
In the following sentence: This purse is hers.
Following a linking verb, you use the ____________ case of pronoun
Ex. Sentence with a pronoun following a linking verb
The next person in line is she.