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Pronouns

  1. 1. PRONOUNS<br />Types s and Examples<br />
  2. 2. Definition <br />A pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun. You use pronouns like "he," "which," "none," and "you" to make your sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Pronouns <br />Personal pronoun<br />Relative pronoun<br />Indefinite pronoun<br />Demonstrative pronoun<br />Interrogative pronoun<br />Reflexive pronoun<br />
  4. 4. Personal<br />Personal pronouns represent specific people or things<br />
  5. 5. Use of Personal Pronouns <br /><ul><li> Number: singular (eg: I) or plural (eg: we)
  6. 6. Person: 1st person (eg: I), 2nd person (eg: you) or 3rd person (eg: he)
  7. 7. Gender: male (eg: he), female (eg: she) or neuter (eg: it)
  8. 8. Case: subject (eg: we) or object (eg: us)</li></li></ul><li>Relative<br />It relates the relative (and hence subordinate) clause to the word that it modifies<br />These are: Who, whom, whose, whoever, whosoever, whomever, which, what, whatever, and that.<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Relative Nouns <br /><ul><li>This is a house. Jack built this house.
  10. 10. This is the house that Jack built.
  11. 11. This is a bank.
  12. 12. This bank accepted my identification.
  13. 13. She is a bank teller. She helped us open an account.</li></li></ul><li>Indefinite<br />Does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. It is vague and "not definite".<br />All, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone<br />
  14. 14. Example of Indefinite Pronouns <br /><ul><li>Each of the players has a doctor.
  15. 15. I met two girls. One has given me her phone number.</li></li></ul><li>Demonstrative Pronouns <br />A demonstrative pronoun identifies and specifies a noun or pronoun.<br />This, that, these, those.<br />
  16. 16. Example of Demonstrative Pronouns <br /><ul><li>This tastes delicious. (This is the subject of the sentence.)
  17. 17. I don't like this. (This is the direct object of the sentence.)
  18. 18. Thatwill run for an hour. (That is the subject of the sentence.)</li></li></ul><li>Interrogative <br />Used in order to ask a question.<br />What, which, who, whom, and whose<br />
  19. 19. Example of Interrogative Pronouns <br /><ul><li>What did you say?
  20. 20. Whosaid that? </li></li></ul><li>Reflexive<br />When we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause. Reflexive pronouns end in "-self" (singular) or "-selves" (plural).<br />
  21. 21. Example of Reflexive Pronouns <br />“Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.“<br />(Mark Twain)<br />

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