A Roller Coaster
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Pronoun Definition: A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. The noun is called an antecedent.
Subject Pronoun

Singular

I
you
he, she, it

 

 

Plural

we
you
they

Sample Sentences:

I road the roller coaster. It was fast.

*The pronoun it refers to the roller coaster.

Question: Where did Mike and Tom go?
Answer: They went to the carnival.

*The pronoun they, refers to Mike and Tom.

Object Pronouns

Singular

me
you
him, her, it

Plural

us
you them

“Mike, you should do your homework. You are going to fail the test tomorrow.

 


A Carnival
 
 
Exercise

Writing Exercise. Please use paper and pencil to identify the antecedent and the pronoun in each sentence. The first sentence has been completed for you.

1.
Harry Potter was great. It was the longest book I ever read.
  Harry Potter = antecedent / It = pronoun
2.
I enjoyed going to the zoo and looking at the gorillas. They are large animals.
3.
My mother made me steak last night. She cooked it perfectly.
4.
I can’t find the remote anywhere. Where could it be?
5.
The potato chips where delicious. They had the perfect amount of salt.
6.
We went to see the Statue of Liberty last year. I didn't know how large it was.
7.
The young man was accepted into Harvard University. He was very excited.
8.
The light bulb blew out. It did not last for very long. (blew out = stopped working)
9.
Having two older brothers is great. They always protect me.
10.

My grandfather is a great man. He gives me a lot of knowledge and wisdom.


 

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