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Any subject after a preposition does not influence the _______.
verb
This is a great opportunity for you and I.

OR

This is a great opportunity for you and me.
This is a great opportunity for you and me.
What is the subject of this sentence:

Integrity is an elusive trait in business today.
Integrity
What is the direct object of the transitive verb?

The governor named Senator Phoghorn to her newly formed Clarity in Government committee.
Senator Phoghorn
What is the predicate nominative?

His favorite pastime is dreaming about donuts.
dreaming
What is the object of the preposition?

Your editorial about terrorism was quite compelling.
terrorism
What is the possessive/modifier?

The senator's campaign is in trouble.
campaign
What is antecendent agreement?
Antecendent agreement is when a pronoun agrees with the verb.
What is a pronoun?
A pronoun is "a theatrical understudy" of a noun.
What are the three types of personal pronouns?
Nominative, Objective, and Possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

I
nominative
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

Her
objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

His
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

Him
objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

They
nominative
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

you
Nominative/Objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

We
nominative
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

it
nominative/objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

us
objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

your/yours
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

my/mine
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

me
objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

he
nominative
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

her/hers
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

its
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

our/ours
possessive
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

us
objective
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

she
nominative
Nominative, Objective or Possessive?

their/theirs
possessive
correct or incorrect:

The stock market registered it's eighth straight loss of the month.
incorrect
correct or incorrect:

It's time for the stock market to return to normalcy.
correct
Why is the possesive of it, written like "its"?
Because it is a possessive pronoun. All possessive pronouns are written like this. Such as "hers", so is "its".
correct or incorrect:
It's evident that the stock market's decline has a great deal to do with its relasionship to unethical business.
correct
Does the antecendent agreement work?

Most of the costal village is serverely damaged by the storm.
No. It should state:

Most of the costal village was serverely damaged by the storm.
Does the antecendent agreement work?

Most of the passengers were rescued from the burning ship.
Yes.
Correct or incorrect:

Anybody can cast his ballot for town crier.
incorrect
Correct or incorrect:

Anybody can cast her ballot for town crier.
incorrect
Correct or incorrect:

Anybody can cast his or her ballot for town crier.
correct
Correct or incorrect:

Anybody can cast their ballot for town crier.
incorrect
(Who/Whom) did the grand jury indict?
whom
She is the type of leader (that/who) commands unwavering loyalty.
who
The aircraft carrier Stennis, (that/which) is now heading toward the Persian Gulf, is an intimidating spectacle
which
This is one of those pens (that/which) (write/writes) upside down.
that, write
When do you use who/whom over that?
When the antecendent is human or when it takes on human qualities.
What is the possessive of who?
whose
(This) is exactly the kind of accounting trick that will land you in jail.

What is (This)?
A demonstrative pronoun
Comparative, Superlative, Base?

rich
base
Comparative, Superlative, Base?

richest
superlative
Comparative, Superlative, Base?

richer
comparative
Comparative, Superlative, Base?

more
comparative
Comparative, Superlative, Base?

most
superlative
The company's advertising campaign is offensive.

What part of speech is "offensive"?
a predicate adjective
what is a prediicate adjective?
when the only word in the predicate is an adjective.
Running with a desperation that trumpted his fear, the purse-snatcher could not elude his angry pursuers.

What part of speech is "running"?
"Running" is a verbal adjective.
The senator announced her decision to vote against the trade bill.

What part of speech is "to vote"?
a verbal adjective
The fire raced ferverishly through the bone dry forest.

What part of speech is feverishly?
adverb
My latte is really hot!

What part of speech is "really"?
"Really" is an adverb.
The rock star formerly known as Roadkkill took his concert review very badly.

What part of speech is very, and what does it describe?
"Very" is an adverb, and it describes another adverb, "badly".
Why do fools fall in love?

What part of speech is "Why"?
"Why" is an interrogative adverb.
Which works better if you are trying to say that you only love that one person:

(a) I only love you.
(b) I love only you.
(c) I love you only.
c
The judge sentenced Thompson to the Wycliffe State Penitentiary for the rest of his natural life.

What part of speech is "to"?
a preposition
This announcement means a lot to you and me.

What part of speech is "to"?
A preposition
Most frequently used pronouns:
at
by
for
from
in
of
on
to
with

you get the picture, no?
Any noun after a preposition is ______?
objective
Each of these bicycles are/is custom-made,
is
Due to prepositions, the following sentences sounds strange. Make it sound better:

In the matter of your convention presentation, I think that it was confusing and rambling.
I thought your convention presentation was confusing and rambling.
And
Or
Yet

What is the proper name for these types of speech?
Coordinating conjunctions.
Neith er the players nor the coach has met with the media.

What type of speech is "nor"?
a corralative conjunction.
Both her brother and/or sister are going to the circus.
and

both....and
Either he or/and she are going to get married.
or

either...or
Neither Mom nor/or Dad are angry.
nor

neither... nor
Nor only is she a bitch, (but also/but) she sucks cock for money.
but also

not only....but also
Whether it rains or/and shines, i'll bring an umbrella.
Or

Whether...or
What kind of statement is this?

ZOWIE!
interjection
What kind of part of speech is this?

Yahoo!
interjection