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Petunias Personal Pronouns Rules: A pronoun takes the place of a noun.

Personal pronouns are used for first, second, or third person, singular or plural, and with masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. There are four categories of personal pronouns: nominative, objective, reflexive or intensive, and possessive. 1. Pronouns are nominative when the are used as the subject in a sentence. !. Pronouns are objective when the are used as the object of a sentence. ". Pronouns are reflexive when the make reference to a noun or pronoun alread used in the sentence. These become reflexive and intensive when used for emphasis. #. Pronouns are possessive when the are used in place of a possessive noun. $ome possessive pronouns are technicall adjectives because the precede and describe a noun. Examples: These numbered examples correspond with the rules above. 1. He could not understand wh his Aunt Petunia hated him. !. %ncle &ernon supported her and her hatred of magic. ". Petunia denied herself the possibilit of a good relationship with 'il . #. $he was ver jealous of her sister(s gifts. Exercise: The following paragraph is full of nouns that can be replaced with pronouns. Replace at least 10 nouns with pronouns. Try to choose words that, by replacing them, will improve the quality and flow of the paragraph. e sure to wor! with at least one example of each of the " !inds of personal pronoun. #hen finished, identify in a numbered list the type of personal pronoun used in each correction. Petunia had not expected an compan that night. As Petunia got Petunia read for bed, Petunia was shocked to hear a knock at the door. The knock at the door was unexpected, and the unexpected had alwa s bothered Petunia. Petunia(s husband, &ernon, went to respond, wondering who would knock on the )ursle (s door without appointment and at such a late hour.

*pening the door, &ernon was startled to find a bab bo , unaccompanied, and sleeping soundl in a basket. The child had a strange scar on the child(s forehead. A letter sat, propped against the bo (s foot, staring out of the basket and into &ernon(s e es. Petunia and &ernon read the letter together, and Petunia and &ernon understood what was expected of Petunia and &ernon. This little bo was Petunia(s nephew, and Petunia was obligated to care for the bo . 'ittle did Petunia and &ernon know that the little bab bo would change the )ursle s( lives forever.

Answer Key: Petunia had not expected an compan that night. As she got herself read for bed, Petunia was shocked to hear a knock at the door. It was unexpected, and the unexpected had alwa s bothered her. Petunia(s husband, &ernon, went to respond, wondering who would knock on their door without appointment and at such a late hour. *pening the door, &ernon was startled to find a bab bo , unaccompanied, and sleeping soundl in a basket. The child had a strange scar on his forehead. A letter sat, propped against the bo (s foot, staring out of the basket and into &ernon(s e es. Petunia and &ernon read the letter together, and they understood what was expected of them. This little bo was Petunia(s nephew, and she was obligated to care for him. 'ittle did Petunia and &ernon know that the little bab bo would change their lives forever. 1. She: !. Herself: ". It: #. Her: -. Their: .. His: /. They: 0. Them: 1. She: 12. Him: 11. Their: +ominative ,eflexive +ominative *bjective Possessive Possessive +ominative *bjective +ominative *bjective Possessive