Presentation on theme: "Personal Pronouns. What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. You use pronouns all the time. In fact, the word “you” is a."— Presentation transcript:
What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. You use pronouns all the time. In fact, the word “you” is a pronoun! When you talk about a group you are part of or yourself, you use the pronoun “we” or “I”. When you talk about your friends, members of your family or other people, you use the pronouns “he,” “she” and “they.” When you talk about things, you use the pronoun “it”.
Personal Pronouns Pronouns are used in place of nouns in a sentence so that you don’t have to keep repeating the noun. There are a few different kinds of pronouns. In this lesson, we are talking about personal pronouns. Personal pronouns have singular and plural forms. It isn’t hard to guess which is which.
Personal Pronouns Singular: I, me, you Male gender: he, his Female gender: she, her No gender: it Plural: we, us, they, them
Personal Pronouns 1. Beatrice will be going to the store later. She will be going to the store later. 2. Carlos got lost in the mirror maze. He got lost in the mirror maze. 3. Marleen has a beautiful singing voice. She has a beautiful singing voice. 4. If the map wasn’t in the car, Damaso and Miladyn would have gotten lost! If the map wasn't in the car they would have gotten lost! 5. Aixa opened up Aixa’s book to read. Aixa opened up her book to read.
Possessive Personal Pronouns POSSESSIVE PERSONAL PRONOUNS: my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, theirs ****Note that there are no apostrophes used with possessive personal pronouns. This includes "its." Just as you would say "That is hers," you would say "Success is its own reward." It's stands for the contraction that represents "It is" or "It has." It's is NEVER possessive.
Examples of Possessive Pronouns 1. This is Beatrice’s book. This is my book. 2.Marleen says that this pencil is Marleen’s. Marleen says that this pencil is hers.