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WeWe Us He I She Pronouns A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun or another pronoun. Please, follow along in your maroon English 8 Grammar Books.

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2 WeWe Us He I She

3 Pronouns A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun or another pronoun. Please, follow along in your maroon English 8 Grammar Books starting on page 380 through 401. Thank you!

4 Example 1.Marie went for a walk.  She went for a walk. In the second sentence, she is a pronoun that takes the place of the noun Marie.

5 Antecedents An antecedent is the noun the pronoun replaces or refers to. Jane and Margaret went shopping; they bought a new book at the store. “Jane and Margaret” is the antecedent. “They”is the pronoun that replaces it.

6 Subject Pronoun The subject pronoun is who or what the sentence is about –We played soccer. –“We” is a pronoun and it tells who the sentence is about.

7 Subject Pronouns SingularPlural Iwe Youyou He, she, itthey (who, whoever)

8 1 Kristina went to the game. ____ brought her little brother with her.

9 Kristina went to the game. She brought her little brother with her.

10 Object Pronoun The object pronoun is a someone or something that receives the action of the subject. –She kicked it. –“It” is a pronoun and “it” is receiving the action- it is being kicked.

11 Object Pronouns SingularPlural meusyou him, her, itthem (whom, whoever)

12 2 She forgot to call Jennifer. She forgot to call ______.

13 She forgot to call Jennifer. She forgot to call her.

14 6 Types of Pronouns

15 1. Personal Pronouns A personal pronoun refers to the one speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about. Karen ate pizza.  She was hungry.  The word "she" is a personal pronoun that refers to "Karen."

16 ME!

17 Examples SingularPlural First Person I, me, my, mine We, us, our, ours Second Person You, your, yours Third person He, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its They, them, their, theirs

18 2. Reflexive Pronouns A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers to the subject and is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. It ends in "-self" or “-selves” Bob enjoyed himself at the gym. “Himself” is a reflexive pronoun; it is necessary for the sentence to make sense.

19 3. Intensive Pronouns An intensive pronoun emphasizes a noun or another pronoun. It is not necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Did you decorate the room yourself? “yourself” is not necessary to include.

20 Reflexive- NECESSARYIntensive- UNECESSARY To lift weights, one must FLEX their muscles. However, one doesn’t have to be INTENSE and make grunting and growling noises. Grrrr…

21 Reflexive and Intensive Examples SingularPlural MyselfOurselves YourselfYourselves HimselfThemselves Herself itself

22 4. Indefinite Pronouns An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that refers to persons, places, or things, in general. It may or may not be specifically named. Someone stole my wallet! The word "someone" is the indefinite pronoun.

23 Indefinite Exampes SingularPlural Anybody, anyone, Each, either, Every, everybody, Everyone, Neither, nobody, No one, nothing, one Both Many Few several

24 5. Demonstrative Pronouns A demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun that replaces and points out a person, place, thing, or idea. These are sour. The word "these" is a demonstrative pronoun; it replaces the word lemons.

25 Demonstrative Pronoun Examples This That These Those Demonstrative pronouns POINT out something; things close or farther away, or singular or plural pronouns.

26 6. Interrogative Pronouns An interrogative pronoun introduces a question. Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns. Who wrote Twilight ? The word “Who" is an interrogative pronoun.

27 Interrogative Pronoun Examples Who Which What Whom Whose DO NOT confuse the pronoun whose with the contraction who’s!

28 Antecedents An antecedent is the noun the pronoun replaces or refers to. Jane and Margaret went shopping; they bought a new book at the store. -“Jane and Margaret” is the antecedent. -“They” is the pronoun that replaces it. The prefix ante- means “before” The root –cede- means go So, antecedents usually go BEFORE a pronoun.

29 Antecedents  Fall was Sally’s favorite season. She loved to wear sweaters!  Without a doubt, cold weather causes sneezing. It can then lead to excess Kleenex purchases.  The girls each bought mood rings from the fair. They thought it was indicate their friendship. The prefix ante- means “before” The root –cede- means go So, antecedents usually go BEFORE a pronoun.

30 5. Reflexive Pronouns A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers to the subject and is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. It ends in "-self" or “-selves” Bob enjoyed himself at the gym. “Himself” is a reflexive pronoun; it is necessary for the sentence to make sense.

31 Reflexive  A reflexive pronoun changes the meaning of the sentence by adding –self or -selves.  Without the pronoun the sentence does not make sense or the meaning changes. Example Elton taught himself to play the piano.

32 6. Intensive Pronouns An intensive pronoun emphasizes a noun or another pronoun. It is not necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Did you decorate the room yourself? “yourself” is not necessary to include.

33 Intensive  Intensive pronouns add to or intensify its antecedent.  Intensive pronouns will not change the meaning of the sentence if they are taken out. Example Elton John himself taught the child to play the piano.


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