Pronoun, Helping Verbs, and Prepositions. Pronouns. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or another pronoun in a sentence or a phrase. Examples of pronouns: he, she, it, you, they, them, yourself, myself, himself, herself, yourselves, whom etc. Example sentences:
David reads the paper; he reads it every morning. The pronoun ‘he’ replaces the noun ‘David’ and ‘it’ replaces ‘paper’. The boys didn’t make the team and they were very sad. The pronoun ‘they’ replaces the noun ‘boys’. Jane sent her mother yellow roses which are her favorite flowers. The pronoun ‘which’ replaces the noun ‘roses’ and the possessive pronoun ‘her’ stands in for the possessive noun ‘mothers’.
Primary helping verbs
Modal helping verbs
Modal helping verbs help “modify” the main verb so that it changes the meaning, somewhat. They help express possibility and necessity. Examples: can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, and must.