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Pronouns. Personal, Possessive, Reflexive, and Intensive. What is a pronoun?. Takes the place of a NOUN (a.k.a., the ANTECEDENT ) Without Pronouns: Mrs. Frey gave Mrs. Frey’s students a study guide to help Mrs. Frey’s students study for Mrs. Frey’s students’ test on Friday.

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pronouns

Pronouns

Personal, Possessive, Reflexive, and Intensive

what is a pronoun
What is a pronoun?

Takes the place of a

NOUN (a.k.a., the ANTECEDENT)

Without Pronouns: Mrs. Frey gave Mrs. Frey’s students a study guide to help Mrs. Frey’s students study for Mrs. Frey’s students’ test on Friday.

With Pronouns: Mrs. Frey gave her students a study guide to help them study for their test on Friday.

types of pronouns personal
Types of Pronouns - PERSONAL
  • refers to a specific person or thing
  • can be singular (just one) or plural (more than one)
    • 1st person – indicates the person speaking (I, me, we, us)
    • 2nd person – indicates the person being spoken to (you)
    • 3rd person – indicates the person or thing being spoken about (he, him, she, her, it, they, them)
types of pronouns possessive
Types of Pronouns - POSSESSIVE
  • indicates possession or ownership
  • can be singular (just one) or plural (more than one)
    • 1st person – indicates the person speaking (my, mine, our, ours)
    • 2nd person – indicates the person being spoken to (your, yours)
    • 3rd person – indicates the person or thing being spoken about (his, hers, its, their, theirs)
review click to see the answers
Review – Click to see the answers.
  • Sasha is my friend.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
  • You are a great athlete.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
  • The teacher gave her a detention.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
review answer key
Review – Answer Key
  • Sasha is my friend.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
  • You are a great athlete.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
  • The teacher gave her a detention.
    • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
    • Personal or possessive?
    • Singular or plural?
types of pronouns reflexive
Types of Pronouns - REFLEXIVE
  • Refers to a noun or another pronoun and indicates that the same person or thing is involved
  • Ends in –self or –selves (himself, itself, themselves, ourselves)
  • Examples:
    • I bought myself a pair of jeans.
    • She gave herself a pedicure.
types of pronouns intensive
Types of Pronouns - INTENSIVE
  • Adds emphasis to a noun or another pronoun
  • Ends in –self or –selves
  • Examples:
    • I myself bought a pair of jeans.
    • The students themselves created the test questions.
reflexive or intensive
Reflexive or Intensive?
  • Reflexive pronouns…
    • are usually the RECEIVERS of something in the sentence.
    • often tell you WHO got something or received the action of the verb.
    • are typically needed to make the sentence complete.
      • Example 1: I bought myself a new purse. (Without the reflexive pronoun myself, you wouldn’t know who received the purse.)
      • Example 2: The boss gave himself a raise. (Without the reflexive pronoun himself, you wouldn’t know who received the raise.)
      • Example3: Ida blamed herself for the problem. (Without the reflexive pronoun herself, you wouldn’t know who got the blame.)
  • Intensive pronouns…
    • draw attention to a person or thing (like bragging).
    • Usually directly follow the noun it intensifies or ends the sentence.
    • could be left out entirely without changing the meaning of the sentence or making it more complete and clear.
    • Could have “by” inserted before them
      • Example 1: The toddler tied her shoes herself.
      • Example 2: The president himself made his bed each morning.
review
Review

Reflexive or Intensive? Click to see the answers.

  • Tommy himself should have written the paper.
  • Tommy let himself down when he plagiarized.
  • You gave yourself a break yesterday.
  • You yourself should have done this a long time ago.
  • The golf instructor accidentally hit himself in the head with his golf club.
  • He himself should have been more careful while swinging.
  • She ate the whole batch of cookies herself .
  • She indulged herself by eating the whole batch of cookies.
review answer key1
Review – Answer Key
  • Tommy himself should have written the paper. Intensive
  • Tommy let himself down when he plagiarized. Reflexive
  • You gave yourself a break yesterday. Reflexive
  • You yourself should have done this a long time ago. Intensive
  • The golf instructor accidentally hit himself in the head with his golf club. Reflexive
  • He himself should have been more careful while swinging. Intensive
  • She ate the whole batch of cookies herself. Intensive
  • She indulged herself by eating the whole batch of cookies. Reflexive