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POFT1301 Chapter 4 - Pronouns

Business English 12e Guffey and Seefer
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possessive prounouns
A pronoun that shows ownership such as her.
direct object
A noun or a pronoun that answers the question What?, or Whom?.
number
Indicates how many are speaking; can be singular or plural.
case
The form of a personal pronoun, including subjective, objective and possessive.
third person
The person being spoken about, such as he.
second person
The person spoken to, such as you.
first person
The person speaking, such as I.
antecedents
A noun or pronoun to which a pronoun refers.
reciprocal pronouns
A pronoun such as each other or one another that indicates a mutual relationship.
demonstrative pronouns
A pronoun such as this, that, these, or those that designates a specific person or thing.
interrogative pronouns
A pronoun such as who, whose, or which that replaces a noun in a question.
relative pronouns
A pronoun such as who, whom, whose, that, or which that joins a subordinate clause to an antecedent.
reflexive pronouns
A pronoun that ends in -self or -selves and emphasizes or reflects on its antecedent.
appositives
A word or group of words that explains or renames a previously mentioned noun or pronoun.
comparatives
A statement showing comparison that is often introduced by words such as than or as.
comparison
Occurs in a sentence when persons or objects are compared to one another, often resulting in implied words.
contractions
A shortened (contracted) form of a subject or verb such as it's for it is.
object of a preposition
A noun or pronoun that follows a preposition in a prepositional phrase.
indirect object
A noun or pronoun that answers the question To whom?, For whom?, or For what?.
subjective-case pronouns
A pronoun used primarily as the subject of a verb.
gender
Indicates the sex of the person speaking, the person spoken to, or the person spoken of; includes masculine, feminine, or neuter (neither feminine or masculine).
person
Indicates who is speaking; includes first person, second person, and third person.
personal pronouns
A pronoun that indicates the person speaking, the person being spoken to, or the person or object spoken of.
pronouns
A word used in place of a noun in order to add variety and efficiency to your writing.
collective nouns
A noun such as council, staff, or flock that refers to a collection of people, animals, or objects.
indefinite pronouns
A pronoun such as anyone, everybody, or something that refers to no specific person or object.
linking verbs
A verb that expresses a state of being and that generally links the subject to a word that describes or renames it.