2Personal PronounsA pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or nouns.Those words that refer to people or things are called personal pronouns.Examples: her, he, she, we, they, it, his, hers-they refer to the person speaking (1st person), the one spoken to (2nd person) OR the one spoken about (3rd person)-these pronouns can be either singular or plural
4Subject and Object Pronouns A subject pronoun is in the nominative case.It is the subject of the sentence.Example: I went to the store.We will go to town.An object pronoun is in the objective case, meaning it is the direct or indirect object of the verb.It will come after the verb.Example: Sarah read me the story.
5Pronouns and Antecedents The word or group of words a pronoun refers to is known as the antecedent.The antecedent may or may not be in the same sentence as the pronoun.A sentence can have more than one pronoun and more than one antecedentExample: Tom said his mom had a new car.*his=pronoun & Tom=antecedentKara and Mike will go to their aunts’ house today.*their=pronoun & Kara, Mike=antecedentBobby is a middle school student. Next year he will be in high school.*he=pronoun & Bobby=antecedent
6Possessive PronounsSame as a possessive nouns, a possessive pronoun shows ownership.Example: The book is hers.However, possessive pronouns do NOT have an apostrophe. (it’s is not a pronoun)Sometimes pronouns are before the noun and sometimes they are used alone.Ex: A fable is a tale. Its characters are often animals.Aesop’s Fables are a favorite of mine.
7Possessive PronounsThis table shows the possessive pronouns that are used alone and before nouns.SingularPluralUsed Before Nounsmy, your, her, his itsour, your, theirUsed Alonemine, yours, hers, his, itsours, yourstheirs
8Indefinite PronounsAn indefinite pronoun does not refer to a particular person, place, thing, or idea.They too can be used alone or with nouns.They can be singular or plural.Indefinite pronouns that change their number are all, any, most, none, & some.Possessive pronouns sometimes have indefinite pronouns as their antecedents.In that case, the pronouns must agree in number.
9Indefinite Pronouns Always SINGULAR Always PLURAL AnotherAnybodyAnyoneAnythingEacheitherEverybodyEveryoneEverythingMuchNeitherNobodyNo oneNothingOneSomebodySomeonesomethingBothFewManyOthersseveral**Pronouns are not capitalized unless they are the beginning word in a sentence.**