Language Arts 6th
What I learned this year! By: Katelyn
Chapter 8: Pronoun as Subject
Ex. I walked to school.
Use the subject form for a pronoun that is a predicate nominative.
Ex. The next singer is she.
Use the object form for a pronoun that is the direct object of a verb.
Ex. The answer surprised us.
Use the object form for a pronoun that is the indirect object of a verb.
Ex. Scott handed me a note.
Use the object form for a pronoun that is the object of a preposition.
Ex. beside us.
Ex. The green monster ate us all.
Adverbs make the meanings of verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs more specific.
Ex. The dog next door, barks very loudly.
The three degrees of comparison of modifiers are the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
The positive degree is used when only one thing is being modified and no comparison is being made.
Ex. Shawn runs quickly.
The comparative degree is used when two things are being compared.
Ex. Which of the two horses jumped more gracefully?
The superlative degree is used when three or more things are being compared.
Ex. Which member of the team runs most quickly?
The modifiers good and well have different uses. Use good to modify a noun or a pronoun.
Ex. The farmers had a good crop this year.
Use well to modify a verb.
Ex. The day started well
Use adjectives, not adverbs, after linking verbs.
Ex. Did Chris seem sad to you.
Avoid using double comparisons.
Ex. Nonstandard: That was the actor's most scariest role
Standard: That was the actor's scariest role.
Avoid using double negatives.
Ex. Nonstandard: Sheila did not tell no one her idea.
Standard: Sheila did not tell anyone her idea, or Sheila told no one her idea.
Place modifying words, phrases, and clauses as close as possible to the words they modify.
Ex. The singer gave a radio interview for her fans from Brazil.