COMPOUND PERSONAL PRONOUNS: NOTES: 1 . Reflexive pronouns act as the object of the verb, but they reflect the action back to the subject. These pronouns will always be the same person or thing as the subject. Ex. She blamed herself for the mishap. He hurt himself yesterday. 2. Intensive pronouns simply add force or emphasis to a noun or pronoun that is already in the sentence. Ex. You yourself wrote those words. I prepared the meal myself. EXERCISES: Tell whether the underlined words are reflexive or intensive pronouns. 1 . You dressed yourself today, didn’t you? 2. He threw himself onto the floor. You yourself must deliver the package. 4. He tried to paint the house himself. 5. Jack and Jill themselves were unable to fetch a pail of water. 6. Sally prettied herself up for the dance. 7. The dirty stray dog constantly scratched itself. 8. Ms. Adel suggest we do the painting ourselves. 9. Nancy, Carrie, Sue and I made the dinner ourselves. 10. Bret let himself down by the rope. 11. The fire burned itself out. 12. I will finish washing the car by myself. 13. We will solve our problems ourselves. 14. Cut yourself a slice of watermelon. 15. We don’t weigh ourselves very often. 16.Order now
I built and stained these bookcases by myself. 17. Will you two be able to finish the Job yourselves? 18. Bridget organized the presentation by herself. 19. Jamie, don’t rush yourself. 20. We set up the equipment ourselves. 21 . The door Just locked itself. 22. Diane must not have enjoyed herself at the rally last week. 23. Read the article yourselves; I think you’ll both enjoy it very much. 24. We Just bought ourselves a new 25. He wasn’t sure of himself on the high ladder. Interrogative Pronouns Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the interrogative pronoun. 1. wants to come with me? b) c) d) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Who Whom What Which About do you want to meet? did she say was the winner? did you invite? shall I give this to? did he say? do you think did this? were you talking? do you mean? 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. TO did you give the book? of the girls can draw the best? a) was the poem written? are you looking for? have you invited? do you think they are? Verbs Quiz (Action & Linking) Indicate whether the italicized verb is an action verb or a linking verb. 1. I think that the course of action you are prescribing is wrong. 2. I hear the sounds of music. Never have things appeared so ominous. 4. He is a dentist. 5. It sounds fine to me. 6. The flower smells sweet. 7. I feel a sense of disaster impending. 8. The story became very sad near its end. 9. He was very angry when he was told. 10. He looks very important in his new suit 1. The new Stevie Wonder album 2. Two-day-old sandwiches great. terrible. 3. Susan 4. Tyrone 5. They the winner. an A student. in a good mood. Typically, linking verbs are a form of the verb TO BE: IS, WAS, AM, ARE, WERE, BEEN other common linking verbs: APPEAR, BECOME, FEEL, GET, GROW, SIT, LOOK, PROVE,
REMAIN, SEEM, SMELL, SOUND, TASTE, TURN. Directions: Write each sentence below. Circle the linking verb. Draw an arrow to the c omplement. Sample linking verbs include: is, are, was, were, am Example A: There was an assembly after lunch. Answer- was- assembly after lunch 1 . The students in the class are very restless. 2. The teacher was very nervous on the first day of school. 3. The team was very excited about the big game coming up on the weekend. 4. They are very pleased that the students were able to culminate on stage. 5. You are a great student because you do all your homework and respect your teach .
The good teacher was very polite to her students during the assembly. 7. Those five players are very good friends. 8. The outfielder was playing too deep in the field, so he dropped the fly ball. 9. He was one of the best players on the team, so they gave him the MVP trophy. 10. We are the greatest football team to ever play the game. Directions: For each given sentence, you must fill in the blank with a linking verb. Sample linking verbs include; is, was, were, are, am Example A: We to go to the movies but it got too late. Answer: were going 1. we 2. you oing to the game tonight. oing to buy me a Christmas gift. 3. They good group of students to take on a field trip. 4. He a good student in my class. 5. you talking too much in the class. 7. She the one who organized the birthday party. 8. He take out the trash after dinner. 9. He going to give his speech, but then he left it at home. going to the dance, but it got canceled. 11. The bases going to 10. They full. 12. The outfielder 13. The three players 14. The crowd 15. The students 16. The bases 17. The infielder a great player. friends. very loudly. happy. empty. he hero of the game.
Directions: Write the past tense form of each present tense verb listed below. Then write a sentence with each past tense verb. Example A: arise Answer: arose- I arose in the morning when the sun came out. 1. intensify- 2. withdraw- 3. plead- 4. possess- 5. blow- 6. locate- 7. bring- 8. catch- 9. invent- 10. climb- 11. cling- 12. question- 13. inform- 14. drive- 16. sweep- 17. fly- Directions: Write the present, past and future tense of each verb given below. Example A- run ran 2. hop 4. leap 5. shoot 6. dribble 7. pass 8. sit 9. sprint 10. block nnn6. He rang the doorbell. . I called my mother. will run 1. Jump 3. skip 9. She made spaghetti. 10. You slept for three hours. Draw a line under the verb and in the blank space, write transitive or intransitive. The math professor explains the lesson. 2. I drive my car to work everyday. 3. Many students sleep late on the weekends. 4. Louise finally got her license. 5. Does your family live in Minnesota? 6. Mark and Mindy seem unhappy. 7. When did your friends come to the United States? 8. For e-mail, you need a computer. 9. My dad and I always disagree. 10. Did you find the address?