This is a series that will appear on the Frivolous Friday slot for the next little while, in bi-weekly increments ( for fortnightly if you are from Britain). Although it is very basic grammar, most of it I learned while in junior high school.... now called middle school and the presentation reflects that age group.
I am not a teacher, not do I have any idea what is or is not taught in the system today. It is just an idea that presented itself when I came across a grammar text ( see Oct.5/12) that was used in the schools "in my day". I am hoping to refresh my memory and maybe even relearn a few things, but mostly I am going to make the effort to keep it, light, informative and above all, fun and humorous. Hope you enjoy.
-names a person, place or thing. ( I told you it was basic!)
-may be Common or Proper ... just like we are sometime.... but mostly we're proper,right?
-may have "stand ins" called Pronouns.....who have their own "groupies" called
-Personal Pronouns ( I,me,he, him,you,we,us,they,them,she, hers,his,
yours,theirs,mine)There are three kinds of
personal pronouns. First person ,Second person and Third person.
-Compound Personal Pronouns ( myself,yourself,himself,herself
-Interrogative Pronouns (who,whom,whose,which,what)
-Demonstrative Pronouns...from the Latin demonstro which means
point out. (this, that ,these,those)
-Indefinite Pronouns ..stand for no particular person or thing. ..I know
people like that. (some, few,any,all,several, one, none,both,either,
-called Singular Number if one person or thing or Pleural Number is more than one person or thing.
Remember the pronoun "you" is the same singular as it is pleural.
|One view of the city where I live.|
This city is in the province of New Brunswick and I have lived here most of my life, and I think you would like it yourself.
I'm not about to do an analysis of this sentence..... that's another day!