Presentation on theme: "Pronouns Yea! She! He! Yourself! Which?. Personal Pronouns Personal pronouns refers to the one speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about. Examples:"— Presentation transcript:
Personal Pronouns Personal pronouns refers to the one speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about. Examples: I, me, mine, we, you, yours, he, him, she, hers, it, they, them, theirs “I hope they can find your apartment by following our directions.” I, me, mine, we, us, our, ours should almost never show up in expository writing unless in a direct quote.
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns Reflexive pronouns are usually used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject. Intensive pronouns emphasizes its antecedent and has no grammatical function (Hint: If you can take the pronoun out of the sentence and the sentence still makes sense, then the pronoun is intensive) Examples: myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves. Cole treated himself to a snack. (reflexive) Cole is the subject of the sentence and himself is the object. They are the same person. Haylee herself organized the meeting. (intensive) Herself can be removed from the sentence and the sentence still makes sense.
Demonstrative Pronouns A demonstrative pronoun is used to point out a specific person, place, thing, or idea. The following are demonstrative pronouns: This, that, these, and those. Examples: That is my favorite restaurant. The tacos I made taste better than those.
Interrogative Pronouns An interrogative pronoun introduces a question. Who, whom, which, what, whose Examples: Which of the songs is your favorite? What is your dog’s name?
Relative Pronouns A relative pronoun "relates" a subordinate clause to the rest of the sentence. ( A subordinate clause—also called a dependent clause—will contain both a subject and a verb. This combination of words will not form a complete sentence.) A relative pronoun is found only in sentences with more than one clause. In modern English there are five relative pronouns: that, which, who, whom, and whose. Examples: The ship that you saw is sailing to Greece. Debbie is my friend who is flying to California today.
Indefinite Pronouns An indefinite pronoun refers to one or more persons, places, ideas, or things and may not be specifically named. Examples: All, each, most, one, another, either, nobody, both, anything, etc. Is anyone home? Most of the birds have flown south for the winter.