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Understanding the Impact of Intensive Pronouns

WithSean Ruday

This chapter discusses the grammatical concept of intensive pronouns, which are pronouns authors use to add emphasis to a statement. It begins by describing the features of intensive pronouns. After that, the chapter discusses the importance of this grammatical concept to effective writing, using examples from published texts to illustrate its impact. Next, the chapter presents a classroom snapshot section, which describes the author’s experience teaching this concept to a sixth-grade class. The chapter then provides key recommendations for teaching students about intensive pronouns. It ends with a bulleted list of final thoughts on this topic.