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Pronouns that appear in the "subject" of the sentence.
Include: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
Pronouns that appear in the "predicate" of the sentence.
Include: me, you, him, her, it , us, them
Subject of the sentence
tells who or what the sentence is about
Predicate of the sentence
tells what the subject is or does
When deciding between a subject pronoun or a predicate pronoun:
1. find the subject of the sentence
2. find the verb that the subject of the sentence is doing and draw a line in front of it.
3. If the pronoun answer you are looking for is before the line (in the subject), choose a subject pronoun
4. If the pronoun answer you are looking for is after the line (in the predicate), choose a predicate pronoun
Things to double check before choosing either a subject or predicate pronoun: SINGLE V. PLURAL
Is the antecedent plural or singular, then choose a matching pronoun.
Things to double check before choosing either a subject or predicate pronoun: LIVING BEING V. OBJECT.
Is the antecedent a LIVING BEING or an OBJECT?
*OBJECTS use "it" pronoun
*living beings=people, animals
*objects=rain, tornado, tree, book, plants
Things to double check before choosing either a subject or predicate pronoun: GENDER
Is the antecedent a MALE or FEMALE?
*if it's one of the choices, choose "he/she" or
*if those are not options, choose a pronoun that
encompasses both genders; they, them, their
word that is being replaced by the noun
pronouns that are ALWAYS SINGULAR
start with: any, some, every, no
*Ex: anybody, somebody, everybody, nobody
this list also includes the word "another"
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