Reflexive & Intensive PronounsBut first, some basic REVIEW
PronounsA pronoun is a word used instead of a noun or another
pronoun.It REPLACES a noun or even a pronoun. Please, follow along
in your maroon English 8 Grammar Books starting on page 380 through
401. Thank you!
ExampleMarie went for a walk.She went for a walk.
Which is the subject of the sentence? Which is the pronoun
replacing the subject?What are the rest of the words?
AntecedentsAn antecedent is the noun the pronoun replaces or
Jane and Margaret went shopping; they bought a new book at the
store.-Jane and Margaret is the antecedent. -They is the pronoun
that replaces it.The prefix ante- means beforeThe root cede- means
go So, antecedents usually go BEFORE a pronoun.
AntecedentsFall was Sallys favorite season. She loved to wear
sweaters! Without a doubt, cold weather causes sneezing. It can
then lead to excess Kleenex purchases. The girls each bought mood
rings from the fair. They thought it was indicate their friendship.
The prefix ante- means beforeThe root cede- means go So,
antecedents usually go BEFORE a pronoun.
1. Personal PronounsA personal pronoun refers to the one
speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about. Karen ate the
pizza. She was hungry.Which is the antecedent?
2. Indefinite PronounsAn indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that
refers to persons, places, or things, in general. It may or may not
be specifically named.
Someone stole my wallet! Which is the indefinite? Each, all,
many, some, somebody, everybody, one
3. Demonstrative PronounsA demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun
that replaces and points out a person, place, thing, or idea.
Lemons can be delicious. These are sour, though. Which is the
antecedent?Which is the demonstrative? This, that, these, &
4. Interrogative Pronouns
An interrogative pronoun introduces a question.
Who wrote The Fault in our Stars? Which is the
Who, which, what, whom, and whose.
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns(Just a Note)1st person -
2nd person - YourselfYourselves
3rd person - Himself&Themselves Herself & Itself
5. Reflexive PronounsA reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that
refers to the subject and is necessary to the meaning of the
sentence. It ends in "-self" or -selves Bob enjoyed himself at the
gym.Himself is a reflexive pronoun; it is necessary for the
sentence to make sense.
ReflexiveA reflexive pronoun changes the meaning of the sentence
by adding self or -selves. Without the pronoun the sentence does
not make sense or the meaning changes.Example Michael taught
himself to play the piano.
6. Intensive PronounsAn intensive pronoun emphasizes a noun or
another pronoun. It is not necessary to the meaning of the
sentence. Did you decorate the room yourself?yourself is not
necessary to include.
IntensiveIntensive pronouns add to or intensify its
antecedent.Intensive pronouns will not change the meaning of the
sentence if they are taken out.
ExampleMichael Jackson himself taught the child to play the
Ok, sooooo.Reflexive Pronouns.Intensive Pronouns.Whats a good
way to remember Intensive PNs? Is hisself a word? Is theirselves a
word? Are YOU thumbs up, waffle, or thumbs down with these types of
Identify the following pronouns as intensive or reflexiveThe
mayor himself cut the ribbon at the building dedication.Jennifer
accidentally cut herself on the broken glass.The team pushed
themselves to the limit.Ramon cleaned the room by himself.The bird
cleaned itself on the tree limb.
Identify the following pronouns as intensive or reflexiveHe will
fix himself lunch in awhile.I had decorated myself with sparkles!
We washed all of the cars ourselves.The goofy clowns should see
themselves during the show.She herself created the thoughtful