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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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.
Example: Mr. Victor often says that he wants all of us to try and do our very best.
Example: The waiter asked, “Would you like to take home your leftovers?”
Example: Didn’t Mr. Victor get one of his degrees from Florida State University?
-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.
Example: No one knew the answer, but a few tried. You must explain it to me.
Example: When someone shouted out, “She’s Fat,” the teacher said, “Please do not use comments like those in my room.”
Example: Who is going to become this week’s “Student of the Week?”
adjective clause to its antecedent.
Example: Mr. Victor, who is tall and scary, speaks with a very loud voice.
parts of a plural antecedent.
each otherone another
Example: Julie and Stacy were friends last week, and now they are spreading rumors about each other.