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Pronouns. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns. The noun the pronoun replaces or refers to is called the antecedent. Personal Pronouns. Three groups First person Second person Third person. First Person Pronouns. This is the person speaking:

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Pronouns

Pronouns

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns.

The noun the pronoun replaces or refers to is called the antecedent.


Personal pronouns
Personal Pronouns

  • Three groups

    • First person

    • Second person

    • Third person


First person pronouns
First Person Pronouns

  • This is the person speaking:

    • Singular: I, me, my, mine

    • Plural: we, us, our, ours

      Example: Mr. Victor often says that he wants all of us to try and do our very best.


Second person pronouns
Second Person Pronouns

  • The person spoken to:

    • Singular: you, your, yours

    • Plural: you, your, yours

      Example: The waiter asked, “Would you like to take home your leftovers?”


Third person pronouns
Third Person Pronouns

  • The person or thing spoken about:

    • Singular: he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its

    • Plural: they, them, their, theirs

      Example: Didn’t Mr. Victor get one of his degrees from Florida State University?


Reflexive or intensive pronouns
Reflexive or Intensive Pronouns

  • These pronouns are created by adding

    -self or –selves to some personal pronouns.

    Singular: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself

    Plural: ourselves, yourselves, themselves

    Example: Mrs. Herbert excused herself from the meeting because she had to go pick up her children.


Indefinite pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns

  • These pronouns refer to unnamed people or things and do not have definite antecedents like personal pronouns (you is sometimes an indefinite pronoun as the first word in a sentence

    all both few no one

    each many any either

    Example: No one knew the answer, but a few tried. You must explain it to me.


Demonstrative pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns

  • These pronouns are used to point out specific people, places or things.

    this that these those

    Example: When someone shouted out, “She’s Fat,” the teacher said, “Please do not use comments like those in my room.”


Interrogative pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns

  • These pronouns are used to ask questions.

    what which who

    whose whom

    Example: Who is going to become this week’s “Student of the Week?”


Relative pronouns
Relative Pronouns

  • These pronouns relate a noun or

    adjective clause to its antecedent.

    who whom whose

    which that

    Example: Mr. Victor, who is tall and scary, speaks with a very loud voice.


Reciprocal pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns

  • These pronouns refer to individual

    parts of a plural antecedent.

    each other one another

    Example: Julie and Stacy were friends last week, and now they are spreading rumors about each other.


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