Personal and Possessive Pronouns Mini-Lesson
Lesson Objectives: ü Identify Antecedents ü Identify and distinguish the difference between a personal and possessive pronoun
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement o A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Previous Lesson Recall Noun: Person (woman), Place (home), Thing (pen), Idea (equality) o Writers use pronouns to keep from using the same nouns over and over again. o An antecedent is the noun/word in which a pronoun takes the place.
Personal Pronouns Singular Plural First Person I, me (my, mine) we, us (our, ours) Second Person you (your, yours) Third Person he, him, she, her, it (his, hers, its) they, them (their, theirs) Possessive pronouns show ownership; you should determine whether a pronoun is possessive or personal by evaluating it in the context of a sentence. English language is not always consistent, so at times a pronoun may be personal or possessive.
Let’s look at some examples to get a better idea. The boy at school said he was very lonely. Antecedent Pronoun The game lasted for hours, and it ended with a win! Antecedent Pronoun Personal Pronoun
Let’s do some more examples together… Billie Holiday was a jazz singer admired for the unique quality of her voice. Antecedent Pronoun Billie Holiday was a jazz singer admired for the unique quality of her voice; many said it Antecedent Pronoun resonated strong emotions from her admirers. Pronoun Possessive Pronoun Personal Pronoun
Independent Work Underline the antecedent, circle the pronoun, and write PR for personal and PO for Possessive pronouns. Adam, a freshman in high school, has started to think about his career goals. PO • Tori and Phil do their homework in the library. • Because it is understood by people of all nations, music is considered a universal language. • Lisa could not use her cell phone until her homework was finished.
Be Ready to Share Responses Charlie Brown seems like he is always depressed. I don’t mind pronouns; they are becoming easier to understand. Did Peppermint Patti lose her mind? Snoopy likes to keep a large stock of his favorite foods.
We are finished.