Monday, January 19, 2009

Lesson 24: Pronoun Rules to Remember -Part2

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  • Michael Jackson explained his coming late.
  • Mother objected to my offering a tip.
  • I think her reading of Shakespeare at an early age is extraordinary.



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Review: An antecedent is the word to which a pronoun refers.

  • Justin and his girlfriend are the ones who will make the trip.
  • Justin or his girlfriend is the one who will make the trip.



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  • I am not as beautiful as (she, her).
The answer is she because if you mentally supply the missing words, the sentence would run this way: I AM NOT AS BEAUTIFUL AS SHE IS.


  • This dress fits you better than (she, her).
The answer is her because if you mentally supply the missing words, the sentence would run this way: THIS DRESS FITS YOU BETTER THAN IT FITS HER.




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>> Let's is a contraction for let us, and you and me is the appositive of the object 'us'; therefore, the appositive must be also in the objective case.


  • Let's you and me make this world a better place.
  • Let's you and me make the best out of love.


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Exercise:

Read each sentence carefully. If the sentence is correct, move on to the next sentence. BUT if the sentence is incorrect, then correct the error first before you move on to the next sentence.


1.) Let's you and I take advantage of the special offer.

2.) Justin is more healthy than me.

3.) The professor did not agree with me discussing the new student publication.

4.) Jesse and John has everything to eat.

5.) You are stronger than them.

6.) I did not agree with her eating the food.

7.) Let's you and me make things easier.



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