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Definition A pronoun is a word, like he, she, or who, that replaces a noun in a sentence. There are many types of pronouns, including: Personal Reflexive Interrogatory Indefinite Demonstrative
Personal Pronouns Personal pronouns take the place of nouns. Subjective: I, you, he, she, it Objective: me, you, him, her, it Possessive: My, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its
Examples Subjective: John was running down the stairs before he fell. Objective: Kayla will be arriving shortly; please give these flowers to her. Possessive: Those CDs are mine.
Interrogatory Interrogative pronouns introduce a question. Subjective: who, whoever, which, that, what Objective: whom, whomever, which, that, what Possessive: whose, whosever
Examples Subjective: Which books are yours? Objective: To whom does this money belong? Possessive: Whose backpack is this?
Reflexive Reflexive pronouns like herself, himself, and myself show that the subject of a sentence both performs an action and receives it as well. Subjective: Not applicable. A reflexive pronoun cannot act as the subject of a sentence Objective: myself, himself, herself, ourselves, themselves, yourself, yourselves Possessive: Not applicable. Reflexive pronouns can’t show possession.
Examples I saw myself as a professional athlete. He changed the light bulb himself. They moved all the furniture themselves.
Indefinite Indefinite pronouns like somebody, each, everyone, and other refer to an unspecified antecedent. Subjective: everybody, anybody, somebody, all, each, every, some, none, one Objective: everybody anybody, somebody, all, each, every, some, none, one Possessive: everybody’s, anybody’s, somebody’s, one’s
Examples Subjective: Each of us is responsible to do our own work. Objective: This shirt could belong to anybody. Possessive: Somebody’s cell phone just fell in the pool.
Demonstrative Demonstrative pronouns like this, that, these, and those refer directly to an antecedent. Subjective: this, that, these, those Objective: this, that, these, those Possessive: Not applicable.
Examples Subjective: This iPod is Lacey’s. Objective: I accidently stepped on that hamburger and smashed it.