Presentation on theme: "PRONOUN UNIT. Pronouns Pronoun: a word used in place of one or more nouns Ex. Bradley threw the football. He threw it. Antecedent: the noun the pronoun."— Presentation transcript:
Pronouns Pronoun: a word used in place of one or more nouns Ex. Bradley threw the football. He threw it. Antecedent: the noun the pronoun replaced Ex. Anna-Scott, have you put away your toys?
Personal refers to the person speaking (1st person), the one spoken to (2nd person), or the one spoken about (3rd person) have person (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), number (singular or plural), and gender (male or female) Example: The librarian recommended it to us.
Possessive shows who or what owns or has something may take the place of a possessive noun have different forms if used before a noun or alone Ex: MY shirt vs. Mine
Relative Pronouns “Relates” -introduces a subordinate clause -does not introduce a question that, which, who, whom, whose
Demonstrative “Demonstrates” takes the place of nouns points out something there’s only four: This That These Those
Reflexive “ Reflects” - mirror -directs action of verb back to the subject -necessary to the meaning of the sentence -ends in –self or –selves Ex. Myself, ourselves, etc. Without the reflexive pronoun, you would lose the original meaning Sally drew herself a picture.
Intensive “Intensifies” emphasizes a noun or pronoun not necessary end in –self or –selves Ex. Myself, ourselves, etc. He drew that himself.
Indefinite -does not refer to a specific noun -Sing. = -one, -body, -thing, each, either, neither -Plural = both, few, several, many -Both = all, none, any, most, some, more