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1 Parts of Speech Pronouns Objectives:
To identify the various kinds of pronouns To use pronouns correctly To correct errors in pronoun-antecedent agreement

2 Part Definition Example
Noun A person, place, thing, or idea. Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil. Pronoun A word that takes the place of one or more nouns Electra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected.

3 Antecedents antecedent—the noun a pronoun refers to or replaces.
Dion said that he had superpowers. Lynn asked Sandy, “Did we miss the eclipse?”

4 Categories of Pronouns
Personal Pronouns Singular Plural First Person (The person speaking) I, me, my, mine we, us, our, ours Second Person (The person spoken to) you, your, yours Third Person (The person or thing being spoken about) he, him, his, she her, hers, it, its they, them, their, theirs

5 Categories of Pronouns
2. Reflexive and Intensive Formed by adding –self or –selves to certain personal pronouns reflexive pronoun—refers to a noun or a pronoun mentioned earlier in the sentence. (necessary to the meaning of a sentence) intensive pronoun—is used directly after its antecedent to add emphasis. (not necessary to the meaning of a sentence)

6 Reflexive and Intensive continued
Forms of Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns Jason makes himself write every day. (reflexive) It was the President himself who lied to the country. (intensive) Singular myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself Plural ourselves, yourselves, themselves

7 Reflexive and Intensive continued
When you use them: Reflexive or Intensive pronouns must always have antecedents. Never use them alone in a sentence. Avery and myself are planning to investigate the ticket scam. INCORRECT USAGE

8 Categories of Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns Common Indefinite Pronouns SINGULAR SINGULAR PLURAL EITHER each anyone both all either someone few some neither everybody several any one nobody many none everyone anybody most no one somebody

9 Indefinite Pronouns continued
Refer to unnamed people or things Usually do not have definite antecedents Doesn’t everyone want to succeed in life? Nobody was prepared for the shocking event. Both were there, but neither realized that they had been spotted by the security cameras.

10 Categories of Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns are used to point out specific people, places, or things. (demonstrate) The Demonstrative Pronouns this that these those

11 Demonstrative Pronouns continued
This looks like a scene from a dream. If you order directly from the factory, can you get more of these? We thought those older records sounded more authentic than the downloads.

12 Categories of Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns Are used to ask questions. The Interrogative Pronouns who whom whose which what

13 Interrogative Pronouns continued
What can we do to clean up the park? Which way did the car go after hitting the pedestrian? Who does the best job helping in our community?

14 Categories of Pronouns
Relative Pronouns Relates an adjective clause to its antecedent. (Learn later) The Relative Pronouns who whom whose which that

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