The angel's wings beat fiercely against the force of the wind. Gabriel flew down to rescue the child below. Flames shot up from the....
It was a dark, clear night. The heaven and stars shone brightly in the sky. One star shone more brightly than the others, one that I had to follow. This is a journey that must...
Demonstrative pronouns are pointers. They point out a specific person, place or thing.
There are four demonstrative pronouns
this, that these, those
Write each sentence and underline the demonstrative pronoun, circle the antecedent, draw an arrow from the pronoun to its antecedent. If there is no antecedent write "none" at the end of the sentence.
1. Those are the most colorful feathers among that species of birds.
2. Of all the Scholastic Book Fair books, these are the best.
3. This is the board game I hope to get for my birthday.
4. That seems to be the longest route to Grandma's house.
5. Before leaving for the university, my brother gave me his jersey and baseball bat. Those had always been his favorite.
6. This has been the rainiest day recorded for Ashland in 20 years.
Personal Pronouns: Personal Pronouns refer to (1) the person speaking, (2) the person spoken to, (3) the person, place, thing, idea spoken about.
1st Person I, me, my mine we, us, our, ours
2nd Person you, your, yours you, your, yours
3rd Person he, him, his they, them
she, her, hers their, theirs,
Directions: Write the following sentences (print-pencil). Underline the personal pronoun. At the end of the sentence identify if it is 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person pronoun. (ink)
1.We tried to reach the supervisor of the department all morning.
2. The judge of the contest said that your song was the best.
3. The jaguar struck the rock and injured its front paw.
4. The first two sketches of the fruit bowls are mine.
5. My aunt said that she papered the entire room in less than a day.
6. The cellist said she practices five days a week to help her songs sound beautiful. to edit.
Antecedents of Pronouns
A pronoun is closely related to the noun it replaces. The noun that the pronoun takes the place of has a special
name. It is called the antecedent. **An antecedent is the noun (or group of words acting as a noun) for which a pronoun stands.
**Latin prefix "ante" means "before" and most antecedents do come before the pronouns that take their
Example: My father opened his present first. He felt he couldn't wait any longer.
Father is the antecedent. His, he, and he are the pronouns.
Sometimes a pronoun will have no definite antecedent. Ex: Who will represent the class in the student council?
In the following sentences underline the pronouns and circle the antecedent.
1. There is a zoo in Arkansas that trains and houses a remarkable group of animals.
2. Visitors at the zoo can see such marvels as Bert Backquack and his all-duck band.
3. The zoo also includes among its residents a roller-skating parrot.
4. The trainers there believe that most animals behave intelligently if they are treated with respect.
5. Davy Crockett's tales made him a legend in his own time.
I could not see, my world seemed...
I was very nervous, when I stood in the spotlight. I didn't know what to say so I...
compound nouns: Can be written in one of three ways. Some are written as separate words, others as hyphenated words, and still others as combined words.
Examples: post office, bull's-eye, flagship
Golden Gate Bridge, left-hander, doorknob
middle school, son-in-law, railroad
Write the sentences below, underline the compound noun(s) in each sentence.
1. In a desert both people and animals search for water holes.
2. The dining room in our hotel is near the tennis court.
3. This antique typewriter belongs to my sister-in-law.
4. She has pictures of a wolf spider, a horned beetle, and a praying mantis.
Use a dictionary to find the correct form of the compound nouns. number your paper 1-5 and write only the correct compound form.
1. postmaster, post-master, post master
2. side-line, side line, sideline
3. son in law, soninlaw, son-in-law
4. base ball, baseball, base-ball
5. fire place, fire-place, fireplace
Standing outside the door, I hesitantly reached for the cold brass door knob. I breathed in, exhaled, then...
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