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    Can anyone please help me in finding the difference between an emphatic and reflexive pronoun. Some tricks to make the students understand would be appreciated.
    Thank you

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    Re: troubled

    You've asked about it in this thread: pronoun

    Did you check the links? Is the difference still unclear to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newteacher12 View Post
    Can anyone please help me in finding the difference between an emphatic and reflexive pronoun. Some tricks to make the students understand would be appreciated.
    Thank you

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I remember that you told us that you are teaching outside of your

    field. So you have to keep one step ahead of your students.

    (2) Well, they say the beginning of the class sets the tone for the

    rest of the period. So some teachers use scrambled sentences.

    As they walk into your room, they will see on the white- , blackboard

    10 sentences. For example: (1) president/ saw/ herself/ I/ the

    Then the students are to put the words in correct order: I saw the

    president herself. (emphatic pronoun. The president and nobody else!!!)

    Of course, if you have time, you could photocopy 10 scrambled

    sentences. As they enter, they take a copy and start working. If the

    students are highly motivated, they should enjoy this activity. Be

    sure to use some sentences with reflexive pronouns and some with

    emphatic pronouns. After 10 (?) minutes, you could lead a class

    discussion on the correct answers.

    (3) Please go to the search box at this website. Type in these

    words: Teaching reflexive pronouns.

    You will get 10 results. The first result has some suggestions about

    how to teach them. The second result leads you to a long list of

    handouts. Scroll down to "pronouns." You will find a handout that

    you can use to make copies. I believe that the answers are also

    available. Then go ahead and read the 8 other results. You may

    find a "gem" of an idea. That is, something that will help you to better

    understand those pronouns and something that will help you to teach

    them to the little darlings. *** Then return to the search box and
    type in "teaching emphatic pronouns." You will find some results there, too.

    (4) You know about Mr. Michael Swan's Practical English Usage,

    don't you? He has two pages on these pronouns. If you carefully

    study those two pages, it will help you to at least keep up with some

    of your brighter students. And Mr. Raymond Murphy's Grammar in Use

    is very helpful (he has different editions -- depending on the level of the

    the students. Some editions also contain the answers to the exercises.)

    (5) And remember: whenever you have an emergency (that is, some

    super bright kid asks you a question that you cannot answer with

    confidence), you can always tell him/her:

    "I want you to figure out the answer first. You do not learn anything

    if you only ask the teacher for the answer."

    Then you can run to your computer, click on "Ask a Teacher," and

    get the answer (there are people here 24 hours a day).


    Best of luck to you.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Re: troubled

    Thank you sooo much James..I read your message and went through each and every bit .My class was v v nice today.

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