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Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns. But first , some basic REVIEW of pronouns…. Pronouns. A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun or another pronoun. It REPLACES a noun or even a pronoun. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Reflexive & Intensive PronounsBut first, some basic REVIEW of pronouns.

  • 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 refers to.

    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, & those.

  • 4. Interrogative Pronouns

    An interrogative pronoun introduces a question.

    Who wrote The Fault in our Stars? Which is the interrogative?

    Who, which, what, whom, and whose.

  • Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns(Just a Note)1st person - MyselfOurselves

    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 piano.

  • 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 PNs?

  • 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.

  • AnswersIntensiveReflexiveReflexiveIntensiveReflexive

  • 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 painting.

  • AnswersIntensiveReflexiveIntensiveReflexiveIntensive