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Pronouns -- Person, Number, and Case
"The Story of the First Diamonds"
from
The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
Answer Key

     Suggestion: In addition to using this selection for the study of pronouns, you might want to use it as a writing exercise. Simply have the students read the story at least twice and then, without looking back at the story, write it (in as much detail as possible) in their own words.
 
Person
Number
Case
Antecedent
1. he
 third
 singular
 nominative
chief
2. my
 first
 singular
 possessive
chief
3. him
 third
 singular
 objective
son
4. They
 third
 plural
 nominative
Indians
5.  he
 third
 singular
 nominative
chief
6.  our
 first
 plural
 possessive
chief & Moneta
7. she
 third
 singular
 nominative
Moneta
8. your
 second
 singular
 possessive
son
9. I
 first
 singular
 nominative
Moneta
10.  you
 second
 singular
 objective
son
11. You
 second
 singular
 nominative
mother
12. she
 third
 singular
 nominative
mother
13. their
 third
 plural
 possessive
men
14. her
 third
 singular
 possessive
mother
15. they
 third
 plural
 nominative
men
16. her
 third
 singular
 objective
mother
17. me
 first
 singular
 objective
mother
18. his
 third
 singular
 possessive
younger (son)
19. them
 third
 plural
 objective
tears
20. that
 NA *
 plural
 nominative
stones

* "That" is not a personal pronoun. It is plural because its antecedent ("stones") is.