subject pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns , indefinite pronouns, reflexive pronouns, intensive, demonstrative pronouns, interrogative pronouns
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What is a pronoun?
Related to nouns, pronouns are small words that take the place of nouns so that writing does not become repetitive.
Pronouns used for subjects of verbs and subject complements. Ex. I, you, he, she it, we, they
Pronoun form used when the word receives the action of the sentence or a preposition: Ex: me, you, him, her, it, us, them
Pronouns that attribute ownership. i.e. my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their theirs,
General pronouns that do not have a specific antecedent Ex: anyone, someone, all, anybody, somebody, each Note: those ending in -one, -thing, and -body are singular
-self or -selves pronouns that reflect back to a word used previously in the sentence *myself, yourself, himself, herself
-self or -selves pronouns that intensify or emphasize the noun or pronoun that comes before
a word that points out a specific person, place, or thing: this, that, these, those
Introduces a question (what, which, who, whom, whose)
the noun or pronoun that the pronoun replaces
ante = before (the antecedent always comes BEFORE the pronoun, except in the case of indefinite pronouns.)
all, any, most, none, some
Indefinite pronouns that can be either singular or plural. You have to look for clues to help you determine the number for agreement.
who and whom
Interrogative pronouns: who is used as a subject pronoun, whom is an object pronoun
it's and its
it's is a contraction; its is a possessive pronoun
Subject, object, and possessive pronouns
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