April 17, 2014

Case: The Basics

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The case of a pronoun indicates whether the pronoun initiates the action (e.g., subjective case), receives the action (e.g., objective case) or conveys ownership (e.g., possessive case). There are three types of case: Subjective/Nominative … [Read more...]

Case: Nominative

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Using the nominative case indicates that the pronoun is acting as the subject of a given clause or as a predicate nominative following a linking verb. Subjective Pronouns Singular I, she, he, it Plural we, they Singular and … [Read more...]

Case: Objective

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Using the objective case indicates that the pronoun is acting as an object. Objective Pronouns Singular me, her, him, it Plural us, them Singular and Plural you. whom A pronoun as a direct object My dog likes … [Read more...]

Case: Possessive

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Using the possessive case indicates that the pronoun is showing ownership. Possessive Pronouns Singular my, mine her, hers, his, its Plural our, ours their, theirs Singular and Plural your, yours whose   With … [Read more...]

Case: Possessive Nouns

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A possessive noun is a noun that names who or what owns or has possession of something. In most cases, for singular nouns to show that possession, we add an apostrophe and an a ('s). For plural nouns we simply an apostrophe except for those few … [Read more...]

Nouns: Object of the Preposition

Prepositions are small words that create a relationship between other words in a sentence by linking phrases to the rest of the sentence. The nouns that follow them are objects of the preposition. [In the following examples, the preposition is … [Read more...]

Case Practice Exercise

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Choose an answer for each question. After completing the entire exercise, click on the "Are You Prepared?" button at the bottom of this page to see the answers. 1. Martin and Thomas realized that Alabama's hurdlers were faster than a) they b) … [Read more...]

Interactive Case Quiz #1

Identify the correct verb choice (singular or plural) in each question. … [Read more...]

Case Practice Exercise Answers

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1. Martin and Thomas realized that Alabama's hurdlers were faster than a) they b) them. 2. The teacher will reward a) whomever b) whoever he thinks will do the best job. 3. Candace announced, "Things would go better if you would provide a) we … [Read more...]