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  1. 1. Parts of Speech Pronouns Sam An Teng October 2013 Copyright © All rights reserved.
  2. 2. What is Pronoun? • A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. For examples, – Ratha is studying English. She wants to be a teacher. – Ratha and her friends are hopeful. They are sitting in their first class.
  3. 3. Kinds of Pronouns • Pronouns may be classified as personal, intensive, reflexive, demonstrative, relative, interrogative, indefinite, and reciprocal. [1] Personal Pronouns • Personal pronouns show person; that is, first person, the second person, or the third person. • They are: – Subjective pronouns: I, you, we, they, he, she, it – Objective pronouns: me, you, us, them, him, her, it
  4. 4. Kinds of Pronouns [2] Possessive Pronouns • Possessive pronoun shows possession or ownership. – Possessive pronouns: mine, yours, theirs, his, hers, its • You may be confused with possessive adjectives below: Possessive adjectives: my, your, their, his, her, its
  5. 5. Kinds of Pronouns [3] Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns • Intensive and reflexive pronouns have the same forms. They are: myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves, and oneself. • The intensive pronoun usually comes after the word it stands for and emphasizes that word; as, – The president himself told the reporters. – They themselves admitted their mistake. • The reflexive pronoun points the action back toward the subject. – She bought the dress for herself. – She bought herself a new dress.
  6. 6. Kinds of Pronouns [4] Demonstrative Pronouns • Demonstrative pronouns are used to point out particular persons, places, or things. • They are: this, that , these, those – This is my party. – These are her pencils. – That is Sophal’s shirt. – Those are good apples. – Those papers arc soiled.
  7. 7. Kinds of Pronouns [5] Indefinite Pronouns • Indefinite pronouns do not refer to any person or thing in particular. • They are: another, each, neither, somebody, anybody, either, nobody, someone, anyone, everybody, no one, something, anything, everyone, one, both, few, many, several, all, any, some… – Somebody took the key to the storeroom. – One hardly knows what to do. – Nobody has his or her ticket.
  8. 8. Kinds of Pronouns [6] Distributive Pronouns • Distributive pronouns refer to persons or things one at a time. They are: each, either, and neither. – Each of the men received a reward. – Either of you can go. – Neither of the accusations is true.
  9. 9. Kinds of Pronouns [7] Interrogative Pronouns • Interrogative pronouns introduce question sentences. • They are who, whom, what, which, where, when, why … – Who is she? – Whom did you meet? – What is your name? – Which is yours? – Where did you go yesterday?
  10. 10. Kinds of Pronouns [8] Relative Pronouns • Relative pronouns are words that refer or relate to some noun going before, which is called its antecedents. • They are: who, whom, that, which. – She is the woman who interviewed me. – She appointed the man whom I also know. – It is a dog that won the prize last time. – Tum Teav is a story which tells about a love tragedy.
  11. 11. Kinds of Pronouns [9] Reciprocal Pronouns • Reciprocal pronouns express a mutual relationship. • They are: each other and one another. – Peter and Mary kissed each other. – The gangsters were fighting one another.
  12. 12. Kinds of Pronouns [10] Impersonal pronouns • Impersonal pronoun "it" doesn't refer to a definite reference or antecedent. It does not refer to a particular person or thing. – It's alright. – It seems hard to believe. – It is going to be sunny tomorrow.
  13. 13. • The pronoun may function as: subject, object of a verb, indirect object, object of a verbal, object of a preposition, subjective complement, and so forth. [1] Functioning as subject – They are architects. – Everything is not permanent. [2] Functioning as direct object – She likes him so much. – The army defeated them and captured the town. Functions of Pronouns
  14. 14. Functions of Pronouns [3] Functioning as indirect object – The Manager offered him a new position. – She made herself a cake. [4] Functioning as object of preposition – It is not easy to deal with them. – She was talking about herself.
  15. 15. Functions of Pronouns [5] Functioning as subject complement – The book is mine. – The house is theirs. [6] Functioning as appositive – You all student should study hard. – He himself misunderstood my message.
  16. 16. Related Topics: • Nouns • Pronouns • Verbs • Adjectives • To read more free lessons, please click the links below: – – My Blogs: • Adverbs • Conjunctions • Prepositions • Interjections
  17. 17. MY BOOKS ON KINDLE STORE Grammar & Composition: Parts of Speech in English English Grammar: The Verb Tenses Phrases and Clauses in English Short stories: He Deserves! Sympathy and Love