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School House Rock teach about PRONOUNS

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                                                Presents …….

Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla (with a name like that - he needs a pronoun!)

Pronouns are small words that take the place of a noun(he, you, ours, myself, some, each... )

         I           my        me          myself          mine           this

       You        your      you        yourself        yours          that

        He         his        him         himself          his             these

       She        her        her        herself          hers            those

        It         its         it            itself            its             nobody

       We        our        us        ourselves         ours          somebody

      You        your      you      yourselves       yours        everybody

      They      their     them     themselves      theirs        someone…….



Now, I have a friend named Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla,
And I could say that Rufus found a kangaroo
That followed Rufus home
And now that kangaroo belongs
To Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla.

Whew! I could say that, but I don't have to,
'Cause I got pronouns,
I can say, "HE found a kangaroo that followed HIM home and now IT is HIS"

You see, (uh) HE, HIM, and HIS are pronouns,
Replacing the noun
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla,
A very proper noun.
And IT is a pronoun, replacing the noun, kangaroo! (How common!)

Now Rufus has a sister named Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla.
If she found a kangaroo I'd say to you:
"SHE found a kangaroo that followed HER home, and now it is HERS."
But I can't say that...
'Cause she found an aardvark
That fell in love with HER and THEY're so happy.

And my name's Albert Andreas Armadillo.
(No relation to the Sarsaparillas.)
Because of pronouns, I can say:
"I wish SHE would find a rhinoceros for ME, and WE'd be happy."
You see, a pronoun was made to take the place of a noun,
'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down!

Now I could tell you Rafaella Gabriela and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert Andreas Armadillo found an aardvark, a kangaroo, and a rhinoceros. And now that aardvark and that kangaroo and that rhinoceros belong respectively to Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert Andreas Armadillo!

Whew! Because of pronouns I can say, in this way:
"WE found  and THEY found , and now THEY are  and WE're so happy." Thank you pronoun!

You see a pronoun was made to take the place of a noun,
'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down.

Sometimes, when we take 'em all on the bus
People really raise a fuss.
They start shouting out a lot o' pronouns at us, like
"WHO brought that rhinoceros on this bus?" and
"WHAT made that horrible noise?" and
"WHICH one of them is getting off first?"

WHO, WHAT, and WHICH are special pronouns that can ask a question
In a sentence where you do not know the name of the noun,
But I know:
I have MINE, and SHE has HERS,
and he has his. Do YOU have YOURS?
THEY love US, and WE love THEM,
That's how it is with friends,
And pronouns, you are really friends, yeah!

'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down.

           Replace the underlined word(s) by the correct pronouns: 

1. Dad has a new car.  has a new car. The car is white.   white.

2. My Dad's name is Peter is from Toronto is in Canada.
3. We have a nice family family is big.
4. Those girls are my sisters are twins.  names are Dina and Pam.
5. They have two cats. The cats are  
6 My brother went to live by  after he came back from England.