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Overview

Understanding the use of pronouns as either subjects or objects is the focus of this chapter. Students will distinguish between singular and plural pronouns as well as identify the functions of pronouns as subjects, direct objects, or objects of the preposition. Compound structures are also examined, and proper pronoun-antecedent agreement is emphasized. Other topics include possessive nouns and pronouns, reflexive pronouns as objects, and homophones. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Identify singular and plural pronouns.
  • Differentiate and work with pronouns as both subjects and objects.
  • Determine whether an object pronoun is a direct object or the object of the preposition.
  • Identify compound subjects and objects.
  • Identify the antecedent of a pronoun.
  • Identify possessive nouns as singular or plural.
  • Identify reflexive pronouns and the subjects they rename.
  • Identify reflexive pronouns used as direct objects or objects of the preposition.
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