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1 Mrs. Okerblad Language Arts 8th Grade Types of PronounsMrs. OkerbladLanguage Arts8th Grade
2 Types of Pronouns Personal Relative Demonstrative Interrogative PossessiveIndefiniteReflexive
3 Personal Pronouns and Antecedents! A pronoun is a word used to take the place of a noun.* The noun it substitutes for is called the antecedent*The student raised his hand to answer the question and he got it correct!student = antecedentHis = pronounHe = pronoun
4 Personal Pronouns Personal Pronouns refer to: (1st)The person speaking (2nd)The person spoken to(3rd) The person, place or thing spoken aboutPersonal Pronouns1ST PERSONI, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours2nd PersonYou, your, yours,3rd PersonHe, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirsEx.: I waited for my computer to boot up Is this 1st, 2nd, 3rd ?Ex.: Sheila, you left your computer on Is this 1st, 2nd, 3rd ?Ex.: I haven’t seen my brother in a year. He will arrive tomorrow. Is this 1st, 2nd, 3rd ?
5 Demonstrative Pronouns A demonstrative pronoun points out a specific person, place, or thing.A demonstrative pronoun can come before or after its antecedent.SingularPluralThis ThatThese ThoseWhat is the demonstrative PronounEx.: This is the book I chose.Ex.: Those are my new friends.Ex. Of all the stamps, these are the most valuable.Ex. That is something that the whole class can answer.
6 Relative PronounsRelative PronounsThat which who whom whoseA relative pronoun begins a subordinate clause and connects it to another idea in the same sentence.Independent ClauseSubordinate ClauseHere is the bookthat Betsy lostDino bought our old housewhich needs many repairsShe is a singerwho has an unusual rangeEx. :Communication technology is one thing ________________ is continually changing.Ex. : It has influenced everyone ______________ needs to communicate with someone else.
7 Interrogative Pronouns An interrogative pronoun is used to begin a question.Interrogative Pronounswhat which who whom whoseEx.: What did the first computer look like?Ex.: He asked, “Who is the computer expert here?”Ex.: What did I do wrong?Ex.: Who can help me purchase a computer?
8 Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns show ownership. Mine yours his hers ours theirs my itsEx. That shirt is hers.Ex. The party was at his house last night.Ex.: Jackie lost her jacket at the football game.
9 Indefinite PronounsIndefinite pronouns refer to people, places, or things, often without specifying which ones.Indefinite PronounsSingularPluralSingular or PluralEx. :Everyone deserves an opportunity.Ex. :Many do banking and shopping online.Ex.: Few write checks; others use credit cards.Another muchAnybody neitherAnyone nobodyAnything no oneEach nothingEverybody otherEveryone little somebody someone everything somethingBothFewManyOthersSeveralAllAnyMoreMostNoneSome
10 myself yourself himself herself itself yourselves ourselves themselves Reflexive PronounsA word that ends in-self, OR -selves, and names the person or thing receiving an action.Reflexive Pronounsmyself yourself himself herself itselfyourselves ourselves themselvesEx. He shot himself in the foot..Ex. I enjoyed myself at the dinner party the other night.
11 Intensive Pronoun A word that ends in self or selves An intensive pronoun is used to emphasizethe subject of the sentence.Intensive pronouns can be taken out of the sentence without changing the meaning.Intensive PronounsMyself, himself, herself, yourself, itselfYourselves, ourselves, themselvesEx. She herself sat on the bottom bleacher during the football game.Ex. I myself am sick of the heat.