Presentation on theme: "Pronouns and Antecedents ELAGSE6L1a-d. A pronoun is used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word a pronoun stands for is called the antecedent."— Presentation transcript:
A pronoun is used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word a pronoun stands for is called the antecedent. Kelly loves to read. She reads more science fiction than mysteries. (She is the pronoun. She takes the place of Kelly so Kelly is the antecedent.).
Subjective pronouns can serve as the subject or predicate noun of a sentence. I, you, he, she, it, they, we
Objective pronouns serve as objects of prepositions, direct objects, and indirect objects. me, you, him, her, it, them us
Reflexive pronouns emphasize the subject and serve a function in the sentence (objects, complements). Note: The words hisself, theirself, and theirselves do NOT exist! myself, herself, himself, ourselves, themselves Intensive pronouns are the same as reflexive, but they serve no use in the sentence.
Indefinite pronouns refer to unidentified person, places, or things. Singular anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, somebody, someone, something Plural both, few, many, several Singular or Plural (depends on prepositional phrase that follows pronoun) all, any, most, none, some
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT PRONOUNS AND WRITING First person pronouns (I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours) should almost never be used in informative/explanatory writing, unless it is a direct quotation. Second person pronouns (you, your, yours) should be treated like a plague. Pretend you are stranded on a deserted island and you have a stockpile of food that is has to last until the next cruise ship passes in six months. Second person pronouns are rodents that are trying to steal your food. You must rid the island (your writing) of the rats (second person pronouns)!