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G.18 - Pronouns

Using It

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One of the most common mistakes I find students making, is when and where to use the word 'it'. Here are some sentences to help you remember when we need to use this little word.

Some of the sentences are correct, and some are missing 'it'.

Rewrite the sentences to make them correct.

I hope this helps!

I Me My

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Sometimes, it's the small and most used words in English that students make the most mistakes with, so it can be good to remind yourself of when to use them.

This lesson focuses on 'I, my and me'. In each sentence you need one of these words to complete the gap.

Please tell us how you get on? Also let me know if there are any other 'small' words that you sometimes get confused with.

Good luck!

Caroline

Learn Personal Pronouns

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How much can you remember about personal pronouns?

Which ones do we use for the object in the sentence, and which do we use for the subject? When do we use them and why?

In the following sentences, can you replace the words in quotation marks ("") with the correct personal pronoun?

I've given you the list of personal pronouns to help you remember.

When you're finished, see if you can post the answers to the questions above.
Lesson by Caroline Devane

This/that/these/those

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This & that

This and that are for singular nouns.
This is used for an object which are near to use
That is used for an an object which is not near to us.
"This is my pen in my hand."
"That is my bag you are carrying."

Personal Pronouns

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Personal pronouns are the words we use when it is clear who, or what, is being talked about. For example:

"Caroline is going to America tomorrow, she is so excited!"

In this case the personal pronoun is 'she' and refers to Caroline.

The personal pronouns for people are:

Important Forms Practice

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A tricky exercise for you today!

Choose the correct word in each sentence.

All of these words are very common, but very easy to confuse. Let me know which questions give you problems and I will explain the reason.

Who can get 10/10?

Link: Adjective Word Order

What is an antecedent?

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Snakes are dangerous if they bite.

They is a pronoun. Snakes is an antecedent. The antecedent is the word that the pronoun is about.

A pronoun must always agree with its antecedent:

Pronouns for Elementary Level Students

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In English grammar, a pronoun is a word that is used instead of the noun.

A basic example is "Sarah is tall". In this sentence, Sarah is a noun. Because we know that Sarah is a girl, we can use the pronoun she and keep the same meaning - "She is tall".

Reflexive Pronouns for Upper-Intermediate students

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When you look in a mirror you see your own reflection, i.e. you see yourself. 'Yourself' is an example of a reflexive pronoun. Just as a mirror reflects your image, so does a reflexive pronoun reflect the subject pronoun!

Reflexive pronouns are used in two different ways:

How to use Subject Pronouns and Object Pronouns

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Choosing between a subject pronoun and an object pronoun can be tricky in a number of situations.  First, let's look at a list of pronouns.