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Pronouns A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
Personal Pronouns Refer to specific people and things. In order to use personal pronouns you need to know: Case- Subject, object and possessive Number- Singular or plural Person- First, second, or third
Subject Pronouns I, you, he, she, it, we, they Subject pronouns are used as a subject or a predicate noun I am the lion tamer, and you are just the lion. It was she who did that.
Object Pronouns Me, you, him, her, it, us, them Object pronouns are used as indirect objects, direct objects or object of a preposition Dad told me to give him the cake. The boys are going with us and them. The teacher saw you do it.
Possessive Pronouns Take the place of possessive nouns Her sandwich is much thinker than his. Lola’s sandwich is much thicker than Larry’s.
Uses of Personal Pronouns Subject of a sentence He ran for the school bus. Predicate pronouns The leader of the trop is he. Direct object of a verb I saw her at the mall. Indirect object of a verb Try to sell them a glass of lemonade. Object of a preposition The truckload of feathers fell on them. Appositive The new students, Tim and she, were asked to stand. To show possession (ownership) This is their science project.
Number of a pronoun Shows whether the pronoun refers to a single person or thing or more than one person or thing Number is important because it tells you what verb to use Singular pronouns are I, me, my, mine, he, she, him, her, his, hers, it, or, its Plural pronouns We, us, our, ours, they, them, their, theirs You and yours are both!
First, Second, and Third Person Pronoun First person I, we Me, us My, mine, our, ours Second Person You, your, yours Third Person He, she, it His, her, hers, its Him, her, it They, them, their, theirs
Five other kinds of pronouns Demonstrative pronouns point out specific persons, animals, places, things, and ideas Indefinite pronouns refer to nouns in a general, indefinite sort of way Intensive pronouns emphasize a noun or another pronoun Reflexive pronouns they don’t intensify but refer back to the subject of the sentence Interrogative pronouns ask questions
Demonstrative Pronouns This That These Those
Indefinite Pronouns All Another Any Anybody Anyone Anything Both Each Either Everybody Everyone Everything Few Many Neither Nobody No one Nothing One Others Several Some Somebody Someone Something