Us We We Pronouns She I He
Pronouns • A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun or another pronoun.
Example 1.Marie went for a walk. • She went for a walk. • In the second sentence, she is a pronoun that takes the place of the noun Marie.
Antecedents An antecedent is the noun the pronoun replaces or refers to. Jane and Margaret went shopping; they bought a new book at the store. “Jane and Margaret” is the antecedent. “They”is the pronoun that replaces it.
Subject Pronoun • The subject pronoun is who or what the sentence is about • We played soccer. • “We” is a pronoun and it tells who the sentence is about.
Subject Pronouns Singular Plural I we You you He, she, it they (who, whoever)
Fill In The Blank 1 Kristina went to the game. ____ brought her little brother with her.
Answer Kristina went to the game. She brought her little brother with her.
Object Pronoun • The object pronoun is a someone or something that receives the action of the subject. • She kicked it. • “It” is a pronoun and “it” is receiving the action- it is being kicked.
Object Pronouns Singular Plural me us you you him, her, it them (whom, whoever)
Fill In The Blank 2 She forgot to call Jennifer. She forgot to call ______.
Answer She forgot to call Jennifer. She forgot to call her.
1. Personal Pronouns A personal pronoun refers to the one speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about. Karen ate pizza. • She was hungry. • The word "she" is a personal pronoun that refers to "Karen."
2. Reflexive Pronouns A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers to the subject and is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. It ends in "-self" or “-selves” Bob enjoyed himself at the gym. “Himself” is a reflexive pronoun; it is necessary for the sentence to make sense.
3. Intensive Pronouns • An intensive pronoun emphasizes a noun or another pronoun. • It is not necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Did you decorate the room yourself? “yourself” is not necessary to include.
4. Indefinite Pronouns An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that refers to persons, places, or things, in general. It may or may not be specifically named. Someone stole my wallet! The word "someone" is the indefinitepronoun.
5. Demonstrative Pronouns A demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun that replaces and points out a person, place, thing, or idea. These are sour. The word "these" is a demonstrative pronoun; it replaces the word lemons.
Demonstrative Pronoun Examples • This • That • These • Those
6. Interrogative Pronouns An interrogative pronoun introduces a question. Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns. Who wrote Twilight? The word “Who" is an interrogative pronoun.