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Parts of Speech - Pronouns
Relative pronouns join dependent clauses to independent clauses.
They are who, whose, whom, which, and that.For example, He
found his money that he had lost. That joins the two clauses
together into one sentence. Clauses will be taught in detail later.
Instructions: Find the relative pronouns in the sentences, and see
how many other pronouns you can find as a bonus.
1. I want the house, which is brick.
2. Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.
3. Freddie is the girl who won the contest.
4. Jon is a man on whom I can rely.
5. The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.
by commas unless closely tied to the word that it identifies or renames. ("Closely tied"
means that it is needed to identify the word.) Examples: My son Carl is a medical
technician. (no commas) Badger, our dog with a missing leg, has a love for cats.
Appositives should not be confused with predicate nominatives. A verb will separate
the subject from the predicate nominative. An appositive can follow any noun or
pronoun including the subject, direct object, or predicate nominative.
Appositives may be compound. Example: The two children, Wendy and Sam, are
Instructions: Identify the appositives in the following sentences and tell whether they
are appositives to subjects, direct objects, or predicate nominatives.
1. Our leading scorer is Michael, the center and captain of the team.
2. These two students, Kay and Eric, are new to our school.
3. The doctor helped two patients, the boy with the broken leg and the girl with a burned
4. Our neighbors, the Smiths and the Fehers, are moving next week.
5. James loves two games, checkers and chess.
Mechanics - Capitalization
Capitalize the first word in every complete line of poetry.
Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.
1. "loveliest of trees, the cherry now
is hung with bloom along the bough,"
2. "roses are red.
violets are blue."
3. "under a spreading chestnut tree
the village smithy stands."
4. "once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--"
5. "jack and jill
went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water;
jack fell down,
and broke his crown,
and jill came tumbling after."