2Basics A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word that a pronoun stands for is called its antecedent.It may be found in the same sentence or in an earlier sentence.
3Example Kim is celebrating her birthday. She is 17. | | | ---------- | | |Antecedent Pronouns
4Personal PronounsPersonal pronouns refer to the first person (I), second person (you) and third person (he, she, it).Ex: I think you should be nicer to him.
5Possessive PronounsA possessive pronoun shows ownership and belonging.Used to replace possessive nouns: mine, yours, hers, his, its, ours, theirsExample: That taco is mine!
6Possessive Pronouns as Adjectives The following possessive pronouns can also be used as adjectives to modify nouns: my, your, his, her, its, our, theirExample: That is my hot sauce.
7Interrogative Pronouns An interrogative pronoun is used to ask a question.who, whom, which, what, whoseExample: Whose sombrero is this?Example: What can we do while we wait for the Mariachi band?
8Demonstrative Pronouns A demonstrative pronoun points out specific people, places, things or ideas.This, those ,that, thoseDid you get her new CD? I’m dying to hear that.Read the instructions, even those in small print.Sometimes these words are used as adjectives if they come right before the noun!Practice!
9Indefinite PronounsAn indefinite pronoun does not refer to a specific person or thing.Someone left the phone off the hook.The snowstorm closed most of the schools.Practice!