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Lesson Nine

they

write

plural

subject object possessive adjective possessive pronoun reflexive pronoun
they
them
their
theirs
themselves

These pronouns are used for groups of people to whom you write or speak.

subject = they

  • They sent me this picture.

 

students

they

object = them

  • Someone took a picture of them.
  • Their teacher teaches them English.

students

them

possessive adjective = their

  • Their boss wants them to improve their English.

 

boss

He's their boss.

possessive pronoun = theirs

  • Is this classroom theirs?
  • Our classroom is big, but theirs is much bigger.

classroom

This is their classroom.

reflexive pronoun = themselves

  • They enjoyed themselves as they played in the snow.

 

children playing in the snow

 

 

Pay attention to the differences among these three words:

there     their     they're

  • there: location / existence of something
  • their: possessive adjective
  • they're: contraction for the words "they" and "are"

These words are all pronounced the same way, but their meanings are different.

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Aqua Level Exercise 9

write Write these sentences and questions in your notebook. Fill in the blanks with....

they     them      their       theirs      themselves

 

1. We should help them find ________ keys.

2. ________ keys are lost.

3. ________ think the keys are in the classroom.

4. Are these yours or _________?

5. Can ________ stay a little later?

6. Most Americans try to rely on _________ for the things they need.

7. ________ house is very large.

8. Do you trust ________?

9. ________ want something to eat.

10. They can finish the assignment by __________.

 

Next: Lesson Ten

 

Answers: 1. their; 2. Their; 3. They; 4. theirs; 5. they; 6. themselves; 7. Their' 8. them; 9. They; 10. themselves

 

 

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