A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun or another pronoun. Example: Jane looked into the car and found it empty. The noun car is replaced by the pronoun it. Pronouns usually refer to a word mentioned earlier. In the above example, the noun car is the antecedent of the pronoun it.
Many teachers of grammar are reluctant to bring popular songs into the classroom, with good reason. Incorrect grammar is so rampant in popular music that one SAT prep guide actually has a section that gives test takers lines from pop songs and asks them to identify the grammatical mistakes. What about the elephant in the room—the grammatically wrong phrase in the song? If there is one, you can quickly dispense with it, either by making a game out of spotting it in the lyrics, or by writing it on the board and asking students to correct the error. Then you can move on to building a lesson around the repeated phrase that is grammatically right. Here is a possible lesson plan for that song, for levels intermediate and up:. The main benefit of teaching grammar with pop songs has been that my students seem to have no trouble grasping grammatical concepts that are not usually introduced at their level. Why does a song work that magic?
Other Commonly Used Pronouns
There are eight different cases of pronouns. They are relative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, interrogative pronouns, possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and intensive pronouns. There are only about 5 songs that they wrote but there are a lot of covers for other songs they did. A biography is the story of a person's life, a narrative. Any and all pronouns can be used. Telling the story about a person's life involves a lot of people and things that were involved in that person's life. Pronouns of all types will be used in such a narrative.
I never pressure him to spend time with me. I clearly stated twice that I severed things with the girl. Thank you for this. Most of my female friends work and their husbands don't work weekends so it is hard to have people to hang with.