Pronouns take the place of nouns in a sentence.<br />We can make pronouns agree in three ways: number, gender, and person.<br />Pronouns can refer to a specific noun, refer to a nonspecific noun, refer to the subject, or emphasize a noun.<br />Pronouns<br />
Incorrect:<br />Mrs. Johnson stood at Mrs. Johnson’s classroom door and greeted Mrs. Johnson’s first period students as Mrs. Johnson’s students walked into class.<br />Correct:<br />Mrs. Johnson stood at her classroom door and greeted her first period students as they walked into class.<br />We would sound silly without pronouns. <br />
Personal pronouns are separated into points of view by person: first, second, and third.<br />First person is used when you want to include yourself in the action: I, me, we, and us. <br />Second person is the person listening to or watching the action: you.<br />Third person includes everybody else but you: he, she, her, him, it, they, and them.<br />Personal Pronouns<br />
Subject pronouns are used as the subject of a sentence.<br />Subject Pronouns<br />I like dogs.<br />We went to school.<br />He is my friend.<br />
Personal pronouns are called object pronouns when they are used as the person or thing receiving the action of a sentence.<br />Object Pronouns<br />He likes me.<br />I walked him home.<br />Look at them!<br />
Possessive pronouns show to whom something belongs.<br />Possessive Pronouns<br />The book is mine.<br />The dog is ours.<br /> Is that yours?<br />
Indefinite pronouns identify a nonspecific person or thing in a sentence: any, every, some, and no. <br />Indefinite Pronouns<br />Do you need anything?<br />Both of us passed the test.<br />All were relieved the class was over.<br />
There are four demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these, and those. <br />Demonstrative pronouns can function as either the subject or object of a sentence.<br />Demonstrative pronouns are determined by the number and distance of the thing(s) you are referring to. <br />Demonstrative Pronouns<br />That is too bad.<br />Those are pretty.<br />
Reflexive and intensive pronouns end in self and selves: myself, yourself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves. <br />Reflexive pronouns are used when the subject and object are the same:<br />She had to drag herself out of bed to get to class on time. <br />Intensive pronouns are used to emphasize the subject of a sentence:<br />Mary herself made dinner reservations.<br />Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns<br />
Identify and label the pronouns in the sentence.<br />It looks like everybody is going on the trip.<br />Something was bothering him, but no one knew what it was.<br />Is this pair of jeans yours or mine?<br />Those used to be Jane’s, but now they are mine. She gave them to me. <br />Let’s Practice!<br />
It looks like everybody is going on the trip.<br />personal, indefinite<br />Something was bothering him, but no one knew what it was.<br />Indefinite, personal, indefinite, personal<br />Is this pair of jeans yours or mine?<br />possessive, possessive<br />Those used to be Jane’s, but now they are mine. She gave them to me. <br />demonstrative, personal, possessive, personal, personal, personal<br />How did you do?<br />
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