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1 Mrs. Okerblad Language Arts 8th Grade
Types of Pronouns Mrs. Okerblad Language Arts 8th Grade

2 Types of Pronouns Personal Relative Demonstrative Interrogative
Possessive Indefinite Reflexive

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 = antecedent His = pronoun He = pronoun

4 Personal Pronouns Personal Pronouns refer to: (1st)The person speaking
(2nd)The person spoken to (3rd) The person, place or thing spoken about Personal Pronouns 1ST PERSON I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours 2nd Person You, your, yours, 3rd Person He, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs Ex.: 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. Singular Plural This That These Those What is the demonstrative Pronoun Ex.: 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 Pronouns Relative Pronouns That which who whom whose A relative pronoun begins a subordinate clause and connects it to another idea in the same sentence. Independent Clause Subordinate Clause Here is the book that Betsy lost Dino bought our old house which needs many repairs She is a singer who has an unusual range Ex. :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 Pronouns what which who whom whose Ex.: 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 its Ex. That shirt is hers. Ex. The party was at his house last night. Ex.: Jackie lost her jacket at the football game.

9 Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite pronouns refer to people, places, or things, often without specifying which ones. Indefinite Pronouns Singular Plural Singular or Plural Ex. :Everyone deserves an opportunity. Ex. :Many do banking and shopping online. Ex.: Few write checks; others use credit cards. Another much Anybody neither Anyone nobody Anything no one Each nothing Everybody other Everyone little somebody someone everything something Both Few Many Others Several All Any More Most None Some

10 myself yourself himself herself itself yourselves ourselves themselves
Reflexive Pronouns A word that ends in -self, OR -selves, and names the person or thing receiving an action. Reflexive Pronouns myself yourself himself herself itself yourselves ourselves themselves Ex. 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 emphasize the subject of the sentence. Intensive pronouns can be taken out of the sentence without changing the meaning. Intensive Pronouns Myself, himself, herself, yourself, itself Yourselves, ourselves, themselves Ex. She herself sat on the bottom bleacher during the football game. Ex. I myself am sick of the heat.

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