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a word that takes the place of a noun; it can be used in a sentence in places a nouns would be used : subject, predicate nominative, direct object, indirect object, object of preposition , or appositive


the word for which a pronoun stands; is not always stated

Kinds of Pronouns

Personal Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Compound Pronouns
Relative Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

Refer to the speaker (I, me, we, us, my, mine, our, ours); refer to the person spoken to (you, your yours; and the person spoken about (he, she , it, they, him, her, them, his, hers, its,their, theirs)

Interrogative Pronouns

Are used to ask a question (who, whom, whose, which, what)

Demonstrative Pronouns

point out the person or thing referred to (this, that , these, those)

Indefinite Pronouns

do not definitely point out persons or things nad do not have antecedents (each , either, neither, one, everyone, everybody, no one, nobody, anyone, anybody, someone, somebody, both, few , several, many some any none all most)

Compound Pronouns

are pronouns combined with -self or -selves (myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, oneself, themselves)

Relative Pronouns

are used to introduce dependent clauses (who, whom, whose, which, that)

Each, either, neither, one, everyone, everybody, no one, nobody, anyone, anybody, someone, somebody

indefinite pronouns that are singular and take a singular verb

both, few, several, many

indefinite pronouns that are plural and take a plural verb

some, any, none, all, most

indefinite pronouns may be either singular or plural

Doesn't , isn't, wasn't

singular and must be used with singular subjects

Don't , aren't, and weren't

are plural and must be used with plural subjects

Use Don't with these pronouns

I and you

The verb agrees with the _________

subject, not the predicate nominative

Nominative Case Pronouns

I, he , she we , they, who, whoever ; used as a subject or predicate nominatives

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