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PRONOUNS!!!!. . . . And their many uses . There are many types of pronouns!. Personal Demonstrative Indefinite Interrogative Relative Reflexive. Subjective Personal Pronouns: I, you, she, he, it, we, they Objective Personal Pronouns: Me, you, her, him, it, us, them.

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. . . And their many uses 

there are many types of pronouns
There are many types of pronouns!
  • Personal
  • Demonstrative
  • Indefinite
  • Interrogative
  • Relative
  • Reflexive
personal pronouns
Subjective Personal Pronouns:
          • I, you, she, he, it, we, they
  • Objective Personal Pronouns:
    • Me, you, her, him, it, us, them
Personal Pronouns

There are three different types of personal pronouns; possessive, subjective and objective.

*The subjective personal pronoun acts as the SUBJECT of the sentence.*

~The objective personal pronoun acts as the object of a verb, compound verb, preposition, or infinitive phrase.~

examples of subject object pronouns
Orange arrows = subject pronouns

Yellow arrows = object pronouns

Examples of subject & object pronouns:
  • Zeus lived atop Mount Olympus, and he was the god of the heavens and earth.
  • Zeus was the ruler of weather and giver of justice. He was married to the goddess Hera.
  • Despite being married to her, Zeus had many affairs.
  • Zeus’s affairs with goddesses and mortals made her jealous.
possessive personal pronouns
Possessive Personal Pronouns:
  • My, your, his, her, our, their
    • Mine, yours, hers, his, its, ours, theirs (use when you drop the noun of the possession)
Possessive Personal Pronouns

Indicates that the pronoun is acting as a marker of possession and defines who owns a particular thing or person.

possessive examples
Possessive examples:
  • Zeus ruled over all with his lightning and thunderbolts. His symbols were the sharp-eyed eagle and the mighty oak tree.
  • As a mother, Hera chose the cow as her symbol.
  • As a queen, she used the splendor of the peacock to remind mortals of her power.
reflexive pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns:
    • Myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves
Reflexive Pronouns

Used when the action of the subject goes back to the subject. The subject is the same as the object. Always ends in self.

reflexive examples
Reflexive examples:
  • Zeus could not help himself when it came to having affairs.
  • Hera could not stop herself from being jealous about the affairs.
  • We must educate ourselves about Greek Mythology.
relative pronouns
Relative Pronouns:
      • who, which, that, whom, whose
Relative Pronouns

Used to join two sentences about the same person or thing.

possessive examples1
Possessive examples:
  • Poseidon was the god of the sea and earthquakes whose brother was Zeus.
  • Poseidon’s symbols include a trident, which is a three pronged spear.
  • Poseidon was Zeus’s brother who lived mainly in an underwater kingdom.