Common Core: 6th Grade English Language Arts : Use Intensive Pronouns: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B

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Example Question #1 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the intensive pronoun in the following sentence: 

After waiting outside of the stadium all night, the crowd was finally able to congratulate the player himself. 

Possible Answers:

night

crowd

himself

player

Correct answer:

himself

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronoun himself emphasizes the noun player.

Example Question #2 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the intensive pronoun in the following sentence: 

No one was around to help me in the restaurant, so I cleaned off the table myself. 

Possible Answers:

myself

in

me

I

Correct answer:

myself

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

In this case, "myself" emphasizes the pronoun "I". 

Example Question #3 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the intensive pronoun in the following sentence: 

No one was in the hotel lobby when I arrived, so I carried all of my bags myself. 

Possible Answers:

my

carried

myself

I

Correct answer:

myself

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronoun myself emphasizes the pronoun I.

Example Question #4 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the correct intensive pronoun to complete the sentence.

He drove to California all by _____________.

Possible Answers:

hisself

him

his self

himself

Correct answer:

himself

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

 

Example Question #5 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the correct intensive pronoun to complete the sentence.

The children decorated the cookies ____________.

Possible Answers:

theyselfs

themselves

themselfs

theyselves

Correct answer:

themselves

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

 

Example Question #6 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the correct intensive pronoun to complete the sentence.

Melissa made __________ a sandwich, complete with pickles and tomatoes.

Possible Answers:

hers self

her

herself

itself

Correct answer:

herself

Explanation:

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

Example Question #2 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the correct intensive pronoun to complete the sentence.

I’m a little nervous about walking home by ______________ at night.

Possible Answers:

meself

mineself

mine own self

myself

Correct answer:

myself

Explanation:

Explanation: Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

Example Question #3 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the correct intensive pronoun to complete the sentence.

Are you going to build that _____________?

Possible Answers:

you

yourself

yours self

youself

Correct answer:

yourself

Explanation:

Explanation: Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

 

Example Question #4 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the wording that best completes the underlined portion for the following sentence.

My father built the swingset hisself

Possible Answers:

NO CHANGE

him

himself

themself

Correct answer:

himself

Explanation:

Explanation: Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

Example Question #2 : Use Intensive Pronouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.1.B

Select the wording that best completes the underlined portion for the following sentence.

You all must do your homework yourselves

Possible Answers:

yourselfs

your

youselfs

NO CHANGE

Correct answer:

NO CHANGE

Explanation:

The use of the intensive pronoun “yourselves” makes it clear to the group (presumably students) that they are to do the homework as individuals, and they are not to have someone else do the work for them. 

Intensive pronouns emphasize, or intensify, the noun or pronoun they refer to. They can refer to any noun or pronoun in the sentence, not just a subject. Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis only — they are not objects of verbs or prepositions.

The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

 

 

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