Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Pronoun cases, part of Grammar Foundations.
Pronouns are grouped by their case. …Choosing the correct pronoun case, …possessive, objective, and subjective, …can be confusing, but their correct use …does follow a logical pattern. …The possessive case means …what possession always means, ownership. …The possessive case pronouns never use an apostrophe. …This is one of those infrequent never grammar rules. …Here's an example: The bird built its nest. …The "it's" always replaces the contraction "it is." …Would you write the sentence as …"The bird build it is nest?" …So, "it's" would be incorrect. …The correct version is the bird built its nest, …possessive case pronoun without the apostrophe. …One way to help you use these words correctly …is to avoid the contractions …or at least to read the sentence with the two words …it is and its, rather then it's and its, …which sound the same. …Now let's analyze the objective and subjective cases. …The subjective case pronouns are: …I, we, he, she, they. …Those words are used as subjects of something, …
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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