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.
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