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    • Pronoun TypesReviewCrystal M. Rivera PérezKenny J. Colón Colón12-2
    • RememberPronouns are words that substitute a nounbeing either alone or in a group. Their formsdepend of the way they are expressed orwritten in a sentence.The pronouns that we commonly use are:the subject and object pronouns, thepossessive pronouns, the demonstrativepronouns, the reflexive pronouns and theindefinite pronouns.
    • Subject PronounsSubject PronounsI First person SingularYou Second person Singular/PluralHe Third person SingularShe Third person SingularIt Third person SingularWe First person PluralThey Third person Plural
    • Examplesa) The woman has been growing flowers sincelittle.She has been growing flowers since little.b) Those persons in that group are reallyconnected to each other.They are really connected to each other.
    • Important Rules1) Use a subject pronoun when you have morethan one subject in a sentence.Incorrect: He and me have been studying sincekinder garden.Correct: He and I have been studying sincekinder garden.
    • 2) Use a subject pronoun after forms of the verbbe (am, are, is, was, were, has been, havebeen, etc.)Examples:a) It was I the one who took the merchandise.b) It may have been they the ones that alreadyplayed.c) It is he.
    • 3) Use subject pronouns after than or as. Thesubject pronoun is used because the verb isunderstood after the pronoun.Example:a) He is as dumb as she (is).b) They deserve it better than we (do).c) We commit mistakes but not as much as they(do).
    • Object PronounsObject PronounsMe First person SingularYou Second person Singular/PluralHim Third person SingularHer Third person SingularIt Third person SingularUs First person PluralThem Third person Plural
    • What are they?These pronouns are the object of verbs orprepositions (for, at, about, to, before, by,with, of, etc.).Examples:a) She is always there to help me.b) Taking them to school has always been hisresponsibility every morning.c) Can you give that to him?
    • Correct and Incorrect FormsExamples:a) I brought a present for you and she.I brought a present for you and her.b) She wishes the best for you and I.She wishes the best for you and me.Note: Just because there are two objects followinga verb or a preposition doesn’t mean theform of the pronoun changes.
    • Possessive PronounsPossessive PronounsMy, mine First person SingularYour, yours Second person Singular/PluralHis Third person SingularHer, hers Third person SingularIts Third person SingularOur, ours First person PluralTheir, theirs Third person Plural
    • What do they prove?These pronouns show ownership orpossession. They never use an apostrophe.Example:a) You take care of your stuff; I’ll take care of mine.b) I’ve always liked her style.Incorrect:Those shoes are theirs’.Correct:Those shoes are theirs.
    • Demonstrative PronounsDemonstrative PronounsThis Points a close thing SingularThat Points a distant thing SingularThese Points closer things PluralThose Points distant things Plural
    • When do we use them?We use the demonstrative pronouns whenwe point to or single out a person or thing.Never point out with: them, this here, thatthere, these here, or those there.Example:Arlene-Are those the packages you orderedlast week?Robert- Sorry to say this, but no, these are theones I ordered last year.
    • Reflexive PronounsReflexive PronounsMyself First person SingularYourself Second person SingularHimself Third person SingularHerself Third person SingularItself Third person SingularOurselves First person PluralYourselves Second person PluralThemselves Third person Plural
    • What do they feature?The reflexive pronouns give emphasis to aperson or thing mentioned or next to bementioned in a sentence. They are usuallynext to the subject.Example:a) All by himself, he managed to deal with hisproblem.b) You always think that everything is going tobe solved by itself.
    • Indefinite Pronouns-one -body -thingOne Nobody Nothing EachAnyone Anybody Anything EitherEveryone Everybody Everything NeitherSomeone Somebody Something **BothAll indefinite pronouns are singular,except for both that is plural.An indefinite pronoun refers tosomething that is not definite, specific orexact.
    • Examplesa) Someone is touching my hair.b) Both guys are with me, and I don’t care.c) Nobody wants to go out with me!d) Anything is better than this!
    • Other pronouns• Interrogative pronouns-used in questions(who, which, what, where, how)• Relative pronouns-used to add moreinformation(which, that, who, whom , whose, where)• Reciprocal Pronouns-used for actions orfeelings that are reciprocated.(one another, each other)
    • Examplesa) How can you do that?a) The man who saw the comet reported it as aUFO.b) They talk to each other like they are babies.
    • Thanks for paying attention.Do not forget to study this materialfor tomorrow’s quiz.