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A gerund is a verb form ending in -ing that functions as a noun. ▶▶ your The chances of you being hit by lightning are about ^ two million to one. Nouns as well as pronouns may modify gerunds. To form the possessive case of a noun, use an apostrophe and -s (victim’s) for a singular noun or just an apostrophe (victims’) for a plural noun. ) • with -ing form • who vs. whom ▶▶ case 12d 37 The old order in France paid a high price for the aristocracy’s aristocracy exploiting the lower classes. ^ 12d Who or whom Who, a subjective-case pronoun, is used for subjects and subject complements.
A / fear of the outside world. ^ A fear of the outside world is an appositive phrase, not a sentence. 41 10/3/11 frag 14c 42 ▶▶ Sentence fragments It has been said that there are only three jazz, indigenous American art forms/. : Jazz, musical comedy, and soap operas. ^ The list is not a sentence. Notice how easily a colon corrects the problem. ) If the fragmented phrase cannot be attached to a nearby sentence, turn the phrase into a sentence. You may need to add a subject, a verb, or both. She also taught us ▶▶ Jamie explained how to access the database.
Indd 33 10/3/11 case 12c 34 ▶▶ Pronoun case (such as I vs. me) Ms. Pickersgill’s Guide to Etiquette stipulates that a guest you should not arrive at a party too early or leave ^ too late. 12c Case of personal pronouns (I vs. ) The personal pronouns in the following list change what is known as case form according to their grammatical function in a sentence. Pronouns functioning as subjects or subject complements appear in the subjective case; those functioning as objects appear in the objective case; and those showing ownership appear in the possessive case.