Pronoun Shifts

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at washington high next week All right pronounce words that

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takes the place of now are slippery little things that

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we don't keep them in line They shift a pronoun

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shift is when we start our sentence Paragraph four section

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with one pronoun like they And then we end up

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with another like you even though the pronouns are supposed

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to take the place of the same Now how's that

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work well let's talk about it In terms of person

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shifts and number ships a person shift is a move

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between first second and third person pronouns The most common

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is the shift from third person He she it day

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to second person you your yours For example when jerome's

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friends went to the zoo they found out you aren't

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technically allowed to borrow the baboons for an afternoon The

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first pronoun is the third person jerome's friends they but

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then a wild you appears shifting the pronouns from third

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person to second taking the pronouns where they aren't supposed

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to go you know sort of like zoo animals so

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we've got to shift back and change everything to third

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person When jerome's friends went to the zoo they found

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out that they weren't technically allowed to borrow the baboons

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for an afternoon A number shift will take a pronoun

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from singular to plural when it doesn't need to go

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Usually it starts off with a singular noun like senior

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prank or key to the baboon cage and then it

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shifts that singular now which should be followed by a

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singular prone out like he she or it turns plural

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so he she or it turns into a they all

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right for example a baboon doesn't do too well in

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a classroom because they mostly communicate with their butts baboon

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a singular which means that the thrown out should be

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p she or it if you want to hurt its

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feelings But in this sentence it's followed by the pronoun

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they which means we need to shift back waken say

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a bad moon doesn't do too well because he or

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she communicates with his or her butt but it's usually

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easier to go plural They is a lot easier to

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deal with that he or she So we shift the

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sense to all plural by adding an s to the

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end of our singular Now baboons don't do too well

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in the classroom because they mostly communicate with their butts

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anyway if we're interacting in english and not with our

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species It's important to keep those pronounce in place shift

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free pronounce keep your writing clear and coherent like the

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sign on the baboon cage that said do not enter

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Seriously you are not the first person to try to

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free the baboons It will not go well for you 00:02:51.92 --> [endTime] Yeah that's fine who