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Pronouns. What is a pronoun?. A pronoun is a word that is used to take the place of a noun. The noun it substitutes is called an antecedent . Antecedents / Pronouns. raised scantron in triumph and smiled because made an A. Alexis. her. she. she.

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What is a pronoun?

A pronoun is a word that is used to take the place of a noun. The noun it substitutes is called an antecedent.

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Antecedents/Pronouns

raisedscantron in triumph and

smiled becausemade an A.

Alexis

her

she

she

Because wrote so well, poem won the Cobb County poetry contest.

she

Katie’s

her

Some find having to study extra hard when comes to learning pronouns.

students

themselves

it

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Did You Know?!?

There are four special kinds of pronouns:

  • Demonstrative
  • Relative
  • Interrogative
  • Indefinite
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Relative Pronouns

A relative pronoun begins a subordinate clause and connects it to another idea in the same sentence. There are five relative pronouns:

that who whose which whom

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Demonstrative or Relative

demonstrative

  • This is my favorite book.
  • That is the last of the cake.
  • The ring that you ordered is being held at the service desk.
  • The waiter who took my order brought me the wrong plate.
  • Are those your glasses?
  • Of the two poems, which is your favortie?
  • The man with whom I was speaking is my pastor.
  • These are the most comfortable jeans.
  • The girl whose father owns the car dealership has a new car.

demonstrative

relative

relative

demonstrative

relative

relative

demonstrative

relative

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Interrogative Pronouns

An interrogative pronoun is used to begin question. There are five interrogative pronouns:

what which who whom whose

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Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite pronouns refer to people, places, or things, often without specifying which ones.

interrogative or indefinite
Interrogative or Indefinite

interrogative

  • Which dog did she decide to adopt?
  • Neither of the kittens were left behind.
  • Both of the birds have had their wings clipped.
  • Who brought me these beautiful flowers?
  • To whom was she speaking?
  • Out of that entire box of cookies, there were none left.
  • Whose jacket was left on the coat rack?
  • Next time I am running late, will somebody please give me a call?

indefinite

indefinite

interrogative

interrogative

indefinite

interrogative

indefinite

complete the following exercises in your workbook
Complete the following exercises in your workbook:
  • Page 8; Exercise 1 and 2
  • Page 10; Exercise 1 and 2
  • Page 12; Exercise 1 and 2

These exercises are due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

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