Pronouns are words that are used instead of a noun
Examples of pronoun are he, she, we, they, them, etc
The eight types of pronouns are
Certain types of pronouns closely relate to one another, and many words can function as multiple different types of pronouns, depending how they're used.
Personal PronounsPersonal pronounstake the place of people or things. They can be either singular or plural, depending whether they refer to one or multiple nouns
Examples includeI,me,we, andus.Personal pronouns are usually either the subject of asentence or an object within a sentence. Each personal pronoun has different forms depending on its function. For example, if a writer is referring to himself, he should useIif he's the subject of a sentence, as in "Isaw the dog." If he's the object, he should useme, as in "The dog saw me.
"Possessive Pronouns=Possessive pronouns are personal pronouns that also indicate possession of something.
They have singular forms (likemy), and plural forms (likeour). These pronouns often appear before the possessed item, but not always. For example, both "mycar" and"the car ismine" both indicate the who owns the car.Reflexive PronounsWhen a subject performs an action on itself, the sentence uses areflexive pronounafter the verb. Reflexive pronouns includemyself,himself, andherself.
An example of a reflexive pronoun is found the common expression "I kickedmyself."Reciprocal PronounsReciprocal pronounsare similar to reflexive pronouns, but they involve groups of two or more that perform the same action with one another. There are only two reciprocal pronouns:each other(for groups of two) andone another(for larger groups).Relative PronounsArelative pronounstarts aclause(a group of words that refer to a noun).Who,that, andwhichare all relative pronouns. They can also serve as other types of pronouns, depending on the sentence. For example, in "I saw the dogthatyou own," the relativepronounthatis the beginning of the clausethat you own, which describes the dog.Demonstrative PronounsDemonstrative pronounspoint out or modify a person or thing. There are four demonstrative pronouns:thisandthat(for singular words), andtheseandthose(for plural words).Interrogative PronounsInterrogative pronounsbegin questions. For example, in "Whoare you?", the interrogative pronounwhostarts the question. There are five interrogative pronouns:who,whom, andwhose(for questions that involve people), andwhichandwhat(for questions that involve things).Indefinite PronounsLike personal pronouns,indefinite pronounsrefer to people or things, but they don't have a specific person or thing to reference. Examples of indefinite pronouns includesome,anyone, andeverything
PERSONAL PRONOUNS:I, me, you, he, him, she, her, it, we, us, they, themPOSSESSIVE PERSONAL PRONOUNS:my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, theirs****Note that there are no apostrophes used with possessive personal pronouns. This includes "its." Just as you would say "That is hers," you would say "Success is its own reward." It's stands for the contraction that represents "It is" or "It has."It'sisNEVERpossessive.INDEFINITE PRONOUNS:Anybody, anyone, each, either, none, someone, somebody, both, everyone, no one, neither, many, few, several, one.****Note: Some indefinite pronouns are singular, some are plural, and some may be used as both singular and plural. This will be discussed in a future lesson.INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS:who, whom, what, which, whoseDEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS:this, that, these, thoseAssignment(s) including Answer key:Find the pronouns in the following sentences.1. He suggested that they clean up Wilmington Statue for their community service project.__________ __________ _______________
2. They water-skied on Lake Erie.__________
3. Who was it you said vacationed in Canada all last month?__________ _________ _________
4. The teacher asked her to report on that later.__________ _________
5. The address on that clearly read Mexico.__________
6. Whose book is that?_____________ ___________
7. Her story was about someone fleeing from a building.__________ __________
8. Either is fine with me._________ __________
9. The factory blew into a thousand pieces, but no one heardit.__________ __________
10. Mary was so excited that she ran all the way home.__________
11. Someone found Hemingway's journal after his death.__________ __________
12. Tractors are good for young boys and girls who want topractice their driving skills.__________ __________
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