Pronouns come in many different varieties. Pronouns take the place of nouns.
singularplural 1 st person Personal nominative pronouns (also known as subject pronouns)--used as the subject of the sentence also known as subjective case I you he, she, itthey you we 2 nd person 3 rd person
singularplural Personal objective pronouns--used as direct objects, indirect objects, or objects of prepositions me you him, her, itthem you us 2 nd person 3 rd person
singularplural 1 st person Possessive pronouns—used to show ownership or relationship mine yours his, hers, its theirs yours ours 2 nd person 3 rd person *Use these alone. Don't use them with nouns or noun phrases.
REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS 1 st personmyself, ourselves 2 nd personyourself, yourselves 3 rd personhimself, herself, itself, themselves Hisself and theirselves are incorrect and should NEVER be used!
demonstrative pronouns—point out a particular person, place, thing, or idea
! Example: This is my dog Penny. Example: That is my dog Guinness.
INTERROGATIVEPRONOUNS -These pronouns are used to introduce questions. -Who? -What? -Which? -Whose? -Where?
indefinite pronouns These pronouns replace nouns that are not specifically named.
SINGULAR INDEFINITE PRONOUNS another anybody anyone anything either everybody everyone everything neither nobody no one nothing somebody someone something each much one
PLURAL INDEFINITE PRONOUNS both few many several
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS SINGULAR OR PLURAL all any most none some
What is an antecedent, and what does it have to do with pronouns? An antecedent is the noun that the pronoun replaces.
Junior took his dog to the pet store and bought her a treat. He bought it because he loves her.