kinds and uses
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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.
The noun the pronoun replaces, or refers to. All pronouns except for interrogative and indefinite have antecedents.
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.
Takes the place of a specific person place thing or idea.
COMMON PERSONAL PRONOUN: I, you, he, she, we, it, they.
A relative pronoun is both pronoun and a connecting word. connects the independent and dependent clause in a complex sentence.
helps ask a question.
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.
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.
a pronoun that replaces one specific noun
a pronoun that replaces more then one specific noun.
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.
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.
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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