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Title: Pronouns


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Pronouns
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
Megan and me love soda and her and me have soda
regularly.
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
Megan and me love soda and her and me have soda
regularly. Me love soda I love soda Her has
soda She has soda Me has soda I have soda
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
Megan and me love soda and her and me have soda
regularly. Me love soda I love soda Her has
soda She has soda Me has soda I have
soda Megan and I love soda and she and I have
soda regularly.
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
The package was for Karen and she.
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
The package was for Karen and she. The package
was for she The package was for her
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
The package was for Karen and she. The package
was for she The package was for her The package
was for Karen and her.
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
A TV program on dental health started making she
and I rethink our habits.
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
A TV program on dental health started making she
and I rethink our habits. started making she
rethink started making her rethink started
making I rethink started making me rethink
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Tip 1 Eliminate the Compound
A TV program on dental health started making she
and I rethink our habits. started making she
rethink started making her rethink started
making I rethink started making me rethink A
TV program on dental health started making her
and me rethink our habits.
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Tip 2 Object pronoun in prepositional phrases
about around between for of toward above before
beyond from off under across behind but in on u
ntil after below by into over upon against bene
ath despite like past with among beside down nea
r to
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Tip 2 Object pronoun in prepositional phrases
Between you and I Between you and me To who it
may concern To whom it may concern
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Tip 3 Subject pronoun in comparisons
He is taller than me.
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Tip 3 Subject pronoun in comparisons
He is taller than me. He is taller than me
am. He is taller than I am.
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Tip 3 Subject pronoun in comparisons
He is taller than me. He is taller than me
am. He is taller than I am. He is taller than I.
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Tip 3 Subject pronoun in comparisons
She is younger than us.
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Tip 2 Subject pronoun in comparisons
She is younger than us. She is younger than us
are She is younger than we are
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Tip 2 Subject pronoun in comparisons
She is younger than us. She is younger than us
are She is younger than we are She is younger
than we.
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Tip 2 Subject pronoun in comparisons
We work as hard as them.
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Tip 2 Subject pronoun in comparisons
We work as hard as them. We work as hard as them
do We work as hard as they do
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Tip 3 Subject pronoun in comparisons
We work as hard as them. We work as hard as them
do We work as hard as they do We work as hard
as they.
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
Verbs follow Who (subject pronoun) Pronouns
follow Whom (object pronoun)
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
I know someone ____ likes school cafeteria food.
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
I know someone ____ likes school cafeteria
food. Likes - a verb, it needs a subject
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
I know someone ____ likes school cafeteria
food. Likes - a verb, it needs a subject I know
someone who likes school cafeteria food.
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
What you know is not as important as ____ you
know.
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
What you know is not as important as ____ you
know. You - a pronoun, needs an object pronoun
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Tip 4 Who / Whom - Look at the word following
What you know is not as important as ____ you
know. You - a pronoun, needs an object
pronoun What you know is not as important as
whom you know.
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Tip 5 Two antecedents take a plural pronoun
Sonia and Dave say they will attend.
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Tip 5 Two antecedents take a plural pronoun
Sonia and Dave say they will attend. Look for
and
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Tip 6 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither Sam nor his friends lost ____ way.
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Tip 6 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither Sam nor his friends lost ____ way. Look
at antecedent closest to pronoun Friends -
plural, needs a plural pronoun
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Tip 6 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither Sam nor his friends lost ____ way. Look
at antecedent closest to pronoun Friends -
plural, needs a plural pronoun Neither Sam nor
his friends lost their way.
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Tip 5 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither his friends nor Sam lost ____ way.
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Tip 5 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither his friends nor Sam lost ____ way. Look
at antecedent closest to pronoun Sam - singular,
needs a singular pronoun
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Tip 5 Alternative antecedents or/nor
Neither his friends nor Sam lost ____ way. Look
at antecedent closest to pronoun Sam - singular,
needs a singular pronoun Neither his friends nor
Sam lost his way.
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Tip 7 Collective singular nouns - singular
pronouns
Army Assembly Audience Board Class Club Committee Crowd Faculty Family Fleet Flock Herd Jury Majority Number Public Squadron Staff Swarm Team Troop
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Tip 7 Collective singular nouns - singular
pronouns
The jury is doing ___ best to follow the judges
directions.
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Tip 7 Collective singular nouns - singular
pronouns
The jury is doing ___ best to follow the judges
directions. Jury - collective singular noun its
- singular / their - plural
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Tip 7 Collective singular nouns - singular
pronouns
The jury is doing ___ best to follow the judges
directions. Jury - collective singular noun its
- singular / their - plural The jury is doing
its best to follow the judges directions.
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Always Singular
anybody anyone anything each (of) either (of) everybody everyone everything much neither (of) nobody no one
May Be Singular or Plural
all any none some
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular prounouns
Everybody practices ______ lines.
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Everybody practices ______ lines. Everybody -
indefinite pronoun his or her - singular / their
- plural
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Everybody practices ______ lines. Everybody -
indefinite pronoun his or her - singular / their
- plural Everybody practices his or her lines.
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Each child and adult was ______ own authority.
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Each child and adult was ______ own authority.
Each - indefinite pronoun his or her -
singular / their - plural
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Tip 8 Indefinite pronouns - Singular pronouns
Each child and adult was ______ own authority.
Each - indefinite pronoun his or her -
singular / their - plural Each child and adult
was his or her own authority.
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  • 1. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
    sentence.
  • The company laid off all of __________
    employees.
  • A) them
  • B) theirs
  • C) their
  • D) none of the above

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  • 1. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
    sentence.
  • The company laid off all of __________
    employees.
  • A) them
  • B) theirs
  • C) their
  • D) none of the above the correct answer is its.

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2. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The twins decided to wear _______ new shoes out
    of the store.
  • A) his
  • B) their
  • C) theirs
  • D) none of the above

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2. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The twins decided to wear _______ new shoes out
    of the store.
  • A) his
  • B) their
  • C) theirs
  • D) none of the above

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3. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • We admired his beer can collection, so he left it
    to ___ and ___ in his will.
  • A) I / she
  • B) I / her
  • C) me / her
  • D) me / she

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3. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • We admired his beer can collection, so he left it
    to ___ and ___ in his will.
  • A) I / she
  • B) I / her
  • C) me / her
  • D) me / she

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4. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • No one wants to have _______ identity stolen.
  • A) their
  • B) his or her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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4. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • No one wants to have _______ identity stolen.
  • A) their
  • B) his or her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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5. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Each of the sisters had _______ own bedroom.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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5. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Each of the sisters had _______ own bedroom.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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7. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The audience booed when ___ realized that
  • the singer was tone-deaf and hoarse.
  • A) it
  • B) he
  • C) they
  • D) none of the above

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7. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The audience booed when ___ realized that
  • the singer was tone-deaf and hoarse.
  • A) it
  • B) he
  • C) they
  • D) none of the above

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8. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • ___ and ____ found true love via the
  • Lovers-R-Us.com online dating service.
  • A) Her / me
  • B) Her / I
  • C) She / I
  • D) She / me

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8. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • ___ and ____ found true love via the
  • Lovers-R-Us.com online dating service.
  • A) Her / me
  • B) Her / I
  • C) She / I
  • D) She / me

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9. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • He is the man ___ we can thank for
  • acquiring many of the artifacts.
  • A) who
  • B) whom

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9. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • He is the man ___ we can thank for
  • acquiring many of the artifacts.
  • A) who
  • B) whom

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10. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • You have probably heard more of them than
  • ___, but Ill tell some anyway.
  • A) I
  • B) me

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10. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • You have probably heard more of them than
  • ___, but Ill tell some anyway.
  • A) I
  • B) me

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11. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The band always ends ____ concert with
  • lively tuba solo.
  • A) them
  • B) theirs
  • C) their
  • D) its

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11. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The band always ends ____ concert with
  • lively tuba solo.
  • A) them
  • B) theirs
  • C) their
  • D) its

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12. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The dog brought the ball back to Claudia
  • and ____.
  • A) I
  • B) they
  • C) me
  • D) none of the above

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12. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The dog brought the ball back to Claudia
  • and ____.
  • A) I
  • B) they
  • C) me
  • D) none of the above

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13. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Neither the bridesmaids nor the bride could
  • control ____ giggles during the ceremony.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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13. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Neither the bridesmaids nor the bride could
  • control ____ giggles during the ceremony.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) its
  • D) none of the above

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14. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Johnny Depp is the actor _____ played
  • Edward Scissorhands.
  • A) who
  • B) whom
  • C) whose
  • D) none of the above

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14. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Johnny Depp is the actor _____ played
  • Edward Scissorhands.
  • A) who
  • B) whom
  • C) whose
  • D) none of the above

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15. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The person with ____ you spoke no longer
  • works at this office.
  • A) who
  • B) whom

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15. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • The person with ____ you spoke no longer
  • works at this office.
  • A) who
  • B) whom

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16. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Each of the women wanted ____ groceries
  • bagged in paper instead of plastic.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) theirs
  • D) hers

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16. Choose the correct pronoun to complete this
sentence.
  • Each of the women wanted ____ groceries
  • bagged in paper instead of plastic.
  • A) their
  • B) her
  • C) theirs
  • D) hers
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