Pronouns He They Themselves What This Me Mine Yours Him I Those
Pronouns replace nouns
Pronouns come in many different varieties.
singular plural 1 st person Personal nominative pronouns (also known as subject pronouns)--used as the subject of the sentence or the predicate pronoun also known as subjective case I you he, she, it they you we 2 nd person 3 rd person
singular plural 1 st person Personal objective pronouns--used as direct objects, indirect objects, or objects of prepositions me you him, her, it them you us 2 nd person 3 rd person
singular plural 1 st person Possessive pronouns—used to show ownership or relationship my, mine your, yours his, her, hers, its their, theirs your, yours our, ours 2 nd person 3 rd person
REFLEXIVE / INTENSIVE 1 st person myself, ourselves 2 nd person yourself, yourselves 3 rd person himself, herself, itself, themselves Hisself and theirselves are incorrect and should NEVER be used!
Since they have the same form . . . When are they reflexive? When are they intensive? Omit the pronoun. If the meaning of the sentence stays the same, the pronoun is intensive.
Mercedes designed the costume herself. intensive
Rover tried everything he could think of to free himself. reflexive
demonstrative pronouns—point out a particular person, place, thing, or idea that this these those
! Example: This is my dog Penny. Example: That is my dog Guinness.
INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS These pronouns are used to introduce questions.
Who? What? Whom? Which? Whose?
These pronouns replace nouns that are not specifically named.
SINGULAR INDEFINITE PRONOUNS another anybody anyone anything either everybody everyone everything neither nobody no one nothing somebody someone something each much one
PLURAL INDEFINITE PRONOUNS both few many several
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS SINGULAR OR PLURAL all any most none some
All the king’s horses . . .
A relative pronoun introduces a subordinate (dependent) clause. that which who whom whose
The red Ferrari is the one that I want .
What is an antecedent, and what does it have to do with pronouns?
An antecedent is the noun that the pronoun replaces.
Junior took his dog to the pet store and bought her a treat . He bought it because he loves her .