pronouns

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pronoun
Word used to REPLACE a noun. It makes our writing easier to understand, and it makes language fast.
NOTE: pronouns must agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender.
antecedent
The noun the pronoun replaces, or refers to. All pronouns except for interrogative and indefinite have antecedents.
reflexive
Refers back to a subject of a sentence. IT is always an object (never a subject). in a sentence. Reflexive pronouns are the same as intensive pronouns.
NOTE: unlike sentences with intensive pronouns there sentences would not be complete without the reflexive pronouns.
personal pronoun
Takes the place of a specific person place thing or idea.
COMMON PERSONAL PRONOUN: I, you, he, she, we, it, they.
relative pronoun
A relative pronoun is both pronoun and a connecting word. connects the independent and dependent clause in a complex sentence.
interrogative pronoun
helps ask a question.
Demonstrative
Points out or identifies a noun without naming the noun.
NOTE: This and that distinguish one THING from another. These and those distinguish one GROUP from another.
intensive
Emphasizes or intensifies the noun it refers to.
NOTE: these sentences would be complete without the intensive pronoun. The pronoun simply emphasizes a particular noun.
INCLUDES: itself. myself,himself, herself, and yourself.
first person person pronoun
used in place of the speaker, or speakers. I, We
second person pronoun
used to name the person or thing spoken to. You.
third person pronoun
used to name the person or thing spoken about. He, She, They.
singular pronoun
a pronoun that replaces one specific noun
plural pronoun
a pronoun that replaces more then one specific noun.
subject pronoun
used as the topic of the sentence. It can be used like a predicate nouns (after a linking verb and rename the subject). I,you,he,she,it,we,you,they.
object pronoun
used as direct (follows an action verb and answers who or what) & indirect objects ( follow an action verb and answers to whom or for whom after the direct object) & as objects of preposition (follows a preposition). Me,you,him,her,it,us,you,them.
possessive pronoun
Show ownership or possession. These function as adjectives before a noun: my, our, his, her, their, its, your. These can be used after verbs: mine, ours, hers, his, theirs, and yours. NO APOSTROPHES.
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