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A pronoun is a word used in place of one or more nouns. Zac Lawrence Taylor Crowder
Singular- I, you, he, she it Plural- we you they Definition: Can stand as a Subject of the verb, or a predicate pronoun.
Ex.1 She redecorated the room. Subject of a Verb Ex.2 The first speaker will be he. Predicate Pronoun Notes- Subject of a verb nominatives are always the subject of the sentence. Predicate pronouns are the pronouns in a predicate, after the subject. Nominatives are always the first person speaking.
Singular- me, you, him, her, it Plural- us, you, them Definition- Always second person, and is used to speak directly to another person or group.
Ex.1 Bill sent David and me tickets. Indirect Object Ex.2 Nick recognized them immediately. Direct Object Ex.3 I dropped the dry cleaning for her. Object of a Prep. Notes- Direct objects are the persons or thing, having the action done to them. Indirect object is a noun or pronoun that comes after an action verb, and before a direct object. They are also the noun or pronoun receiving something, whether it be an item or action.
Singular- My, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, it Plural- our, ours, your, yours, their, theirs Definition- All these words are to show possession over something.
Ex.1 This is my ball, and that one is yours. To show Possession Ex.2 Their house is being repainted. To show possession Notes- Possessive pronouns are used ALWAYS to show possession.
Relative pronouns are not broken into singular and plural. The words are : who, whose, whom, which, and that. Definition- Used to begin adjective clauses.
Ex.1 Here is the jacket | that I bought. Ex.2 Is this the man | whom you were talking to? Notes: Begins a subordinate clause, and connects it to another idea in the same sentence. The lines above are shown to separate the independent clauses, and subordinate clauses.
Singular- myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself Plural- ourselves, yourselves, themselves Definition- Self-selves form of personal pronouns.
Ex.1 I bought myself a Christmas present this year. Ex.2 I think they should quiet themselves down so we can concentrate. Notes- There are no such words as hisself or theirselves.
Interrogative pronouns are not broken into Singular and Plural. The words are : Who? Whose? Whom? Which? What? Definition- Used in questions.
Ex.1 Which one did you want? Ex.2 What did the car look like? Ex.3 To whom did you ask about the game? Notes- Most of the interrogative pronouns can also be used as relative pronouns.
Singular- This, that Plural- These, those Definition- Points out a specific person place or thing.
Ex.1 These are the nice people who took me in for the night. Ex.2 This is what I want for my birthday. Notes- A demonstrative pronoun can come before or after its antecedent. An antecedent is the noun (or group of words acting as the noun) for which a pronoun stands. Sometimes an antecedent will come after the pronoun. The Latin prefix ante- means “before”. Ex.3 My friend opened his present first. He couldn’t wait any longer. “He” replaces the word “friend”.
Singular- another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no-one, nothing, one, other, somebody, something, someone Plural- both, few, many, others, several Plural/singular- all, any, more, most, none, some (depending upon their use in a sentence) Definition- Refers to people, places or things often without specifying which one.
Ex. 1 Anyone can learn to play an instrument. Ex.2 Nobody wanted to go with me to the store. Notes- Only group of pronouns that some can be either singular or plural.