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2 Different Types of Pronouns: What are they to you? Just this...
She Us Him He Who We It Her Me They Them Their That Y’all Mine Our

3 Definition of Pronouns
A pronoun takes the place of a noun. Writers must use the correct pronoun so that readers clearly understand which noun each pronoun is referring to— Which is it’s ?

4 Antecedent Ante- is Latin for “before” and –cedere Latin for “to go”
So a pronoun replaces a noun that goes before it … Example: Nate won his money today! The proper noun, Nate, is being replaced by the pronoun his.

5 AGREEMENT Pronouns must agree with the noun they are replacing in gender and in number. For example, you would not write that Nate won her money today! OR Nate won their money today! The first would not agree in gender and the 2nd would not agree in number …

6 PERSONAL PRONOUNS Her - Al is going to give her the books soon. (Obj)
Personal Pronouns in English are used to replace nouns that refer to people. Personal Pronouns can be used as the sentences subject or objective. Ex.s: I - I went to the store. (Subj) We - We went to the store. (Subj) Her - Al is going to give her the books soon. (Obj)

7 Problem with Personal Pronouns
English doesn't have singular and plural forms of "you". "You" is used for both male and female and singular and plural. Do you understand? This is why some people use the slang - Y’all or Youse guys for the plural use.

8 Demonstrative Pronouns
The four (4) demonstrative pronouns are this, that, these, those. A demonstrative pronoun identifies or points out a noun or pronoun.  EX: That is a sad face!

9 This ‘n That ‘n These n’ Those
This and These refer to nouns that are nearby in time or space. Ex. This book is mine. That and those refer to nouns that are further away in time or space. Ex. That book over there is yours.

10 More of This ‘n That ‘n These n’ Those
This and That refer to singular nouns; Ex. This game is fun. Ex. That other game is not fun. These and Those refer to plural nouns. Ex. These games are fun. Ex. Those other games are not fun.

11 Examples These look good. (These is subj. of sentence.)
This tastes delicious. (This is subj. of sentence.) I don't like this. (This is direct obj of sentence.) That will run for an hour. (That is subj. of sentence.) Jim wrote that. (That is direct obj of sentence.) These look good. (These is subj. of sentence.) I'll take these. (These is direct obj of sentence.)

12 Pronoun Video

13 LIST OF PRONOUNS A H M he her hers herself him himself his
many me mine more most much my myself all another any anybody anyone anything B N both I through O   I neither no one nobody none nothing E each each other either everybody everyone everything I it its itself L F little few

14 Personal Pronouns, etc. Singular 1st person: I, my, mine, me 2nd person: you your, yours you 3rd person: he, she, it, his, her, hers, its, him, her, it Plural 1st person: we, our, ours, us 2nd person: you, your, yours, you 3rd person: they, their, theirs, them

15 Subject and Object forms
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16 O one one another other others our ours ourselves S through Y   S several she some somebody someone something T that their theirs them themselves these they this those U us W we what whatever which whichever who whoever whom whomever whose Y you your yours yourself yourselves

17 Possessive Pronouns Pronouns that replace nouns AND show ownership
Stand alone: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs Place before nouns: my, your, his, her, its, our, their NOTE: NO APOSTROPHE “ses”!

18 Possessive Pronouns II
That computer is hers. > Stand alone That is her computer. > Place before noun Is that cat mine? > Stand alone Is that my cat? > Place before noun

19 Indefinite Pronouns PRONOUNS that refer to unspecified persons or things. They serve different roles: quantifiers (some, any, enough, several, many, much); They answer how many? or how much? universals (all, both, every, each); They answer which ones? and partitives (any, anyone, anybody, either, neither, no, nobody, some, someone). They answer who?

20 Indefinite Pronouns II
The indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, nobody , each, much, and one are always singular. Think of anybody and everybody as referring to each “single body” = one body = singular Logically many, few, both, several, etc. are always plural—always more than one.

21 Indefinite Pronouns III
Indefinite pronouns are less specific than personal pronouns and have fewer forms. Singular only Singular or plural Plural only everyone / everybody all both anyone / anybody any few someone / somebody some several no one / nobody none many each / much / one more   either / neither most

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