Pronouns

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Pronouns

  1. 1. Pronouns “ Pronouns allow the brain to move easily from one thought or sentence to another.” Antropoly.net
  2. 2. What is a pronoun? <ul><li>A pronoun takes the place of a noun. </li></ul><ul><li>A pronoun is a substitute for a noun and can replace another pronoun. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of pronouns <ul><li>Personal Pronouns: Substitute the names of the people or things that performs actions. </li></ul>Nouns and pronouns are said to display case according to their function in the sentence. They can be subjective or nominative (which means they act as the subject of independent or dependent clauses), possessive (which means they show possession of something else), or objective (which means they function as the recipient of action or are the object of a preposition). Source: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/pronouns1.htm Personal Pronouns Singular Plural subjective possessive objective subjective possessive objective 1 st person I my, mine me we our, ours us 2 nd person you your, yours you you your, yours you 3 rd person he she it his her, hers its him her it they their, theirs them
  4. 4. <ul><li>Reflexive pronouns: are formed by adding self (singular) or selves (plural). </li></ul>Reflexive Pronouns -SELF -SELVES myself ourselves yourself yourselves himself themselves herself itself
  5. 5. <ul><li>Interrogative pronouns: are used in asking questions. </li></ul>Interrogative Pronouns Subject Object person who whom person (possessive) whose person / thing which thing what
  6. 6. <ul><li>Demonstrative pronouns: indicates which item, object, person or concept is being referred to. </li></ul><ul><li>This: Person or thing that is near. </li></ul><ul><li>That: Person or thing mentioned, indicated or understood from a certain situation. </li></ul><ul><li>These: Plural form of this. </li></ul><ul><li>Those: Plural form of that. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Indefinite pronouns: is a pronoun that refers to one or more unspecified beings, objects, or places. Source: http://www.education.com/study-help/article/agreement-matter-compatibility/?page=2 Indefinite Pronouns Singular Plural Both Anybody Anyone Several All Anything Each Both More Either Everybody Others Some Everyone Everything Few Most Much Nobody Many none Neither No one Any Nothing One Other Somebody Someone Something
  8. 8. Pronouns

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