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Ms. Melody D. Mira


References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

English Enhancement Program

Pronouns
Introduction
In every communicative task, the students are expected to utilize language
facilities in order to completely express thoughts. The use of pronouns or noun
substitutes aids to lessen the repeated mentioning of the nouns in the utterance thus
shortening the sentence and making it reader-friendly.

Objectives:
At the end of this topic, you will be able to:
a. practice the theories, principles and definitions of pronouns into communicative
activities;
b. write letters;
c. perform different tasks in application to pronoun lessons;
d. organize thoughts properly to convey clear ideas

Getting Started
Activity 1

Pair-Peer Introduction

Directions: The class will be grouped in pair. The pair will interview each other about
personal interests, like hobbies, favorite subject, favorite show, etc. students will
introduce their partner to the class.

Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Input
A Pronoun is a word in place of a noun.
Types of Pronoun:
1. Personal Pronoun
2. Possessive
3. Reflexive and Intensive Pronoun
4. Relative Pronoun
5. Interrogative Pronoun
6. Demonstrative Pronoun
7. Indefinite Pronoun

PERSONAL PRONOUNS
Object

Subject
Singular
Plural

Singular

Plural

First Person

We

Me

Us

Second Person

You

You

You

You

They

Him, Her, It

Third Person

Activity 2

He, She, It

Them

Sing It!

Directions: The class will be grouped in one and everyone should make
a share in performing the song The Greatest Love of All. This should be a class
endeavor and there should be someone who will act as a leader to distribute the task.
The group has the freedom to choreograph. There will be singers or dancers if possible.

Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

POSSESSIVES
Possessive Pronouns show that someone owns something. They can
perform as possessive adjectives or possessive pronouns.
Possessive Adjective

Possessive PronounMy
Mine

Our

Ours

Your

Yours

Their

Theirs

His

His

Her

Hers

Its
Possessive adjectives (possessive determiners) are used before a noun.
Is this your house?

Possessive Pronouns take the place of the possessive determiner and noun.
Yes,
this is mine.
Exercise
1

Exercise 1
Read the dialogue below and underline the possessive adjectives and
the possessive pronouns.
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Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Tim: Is this your house?


Ann: Yes, this is mine.
Tim: Who designed your house?
Raymond: My parents designed our house because their interest is in interior designing.
How about your parents?
Tim: My parents? Theirs is not interior designing but selling. Anyway, lets go back to
your house. That room is like a spaceship. I assume thats yours.
Raymond: Yeah, thats mine. Its wall is made of stainless steel. I wanted it to be like that
because I like spaceships.
Tim: How about that small room? Is that your sisters room?
Raymond: Youre right. That is hers. her room is totally different from mine. Its motif is
nature.
Tim: By the way, wheres your brothers room?
Raymond: His room is just beside my room. His is simple unlike mine, which is very
intricate.

Reflexive pronouns show that a pronoun refers back to the subject. They
are used when the subject and the object are the same.
Example:
She hurt herself.
Intensive pronouns show emphasis. An intensive pronoun
immediately follows a noun or a personal pronoun or is placed at the end
of the sentence.
Example:
He himself filed the case.
SingularPluralFirst PersonMyselfOurselvesSecond
PersonYourselfYourselvesThird PersonHimself, Herself, Itself,
OneselfThemselves

Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Relative Pronouns join or relate a clause to their antecedent. They are


both pronoun and are connective for an adjective clause. Who refers to
persons or animals with names; which refers to things or nameless
animals.

List of Relative PronounsWho, Whom, Whose, Which, That, Whoever,


Whomever and Whichever.
Who vs. Whom
Who is in subjective form; whom is for objective form.
Examples:
Investigators: Who is your suspect? (Asking of subject)
Victim: My suspect is my roommate, who is very close to me.
Investigator: Whom did you call after knowing that your wallet was
stolen? (Asking for direct object)
Victim: I phoned my mother. She was the first person whom I talked to
after the incident.

Interrogative Pronouns- are pronouns used in asking a question


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Who and whom are used in speaking of persons.


Which is used in speaking of persons and things and to denote one of

What is used in speaking of things and in seeking information.


Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Play Detective!

Activity 3

Directions: The class will be divided into two groups. Each group
shall present a 10-15--minute investigation scene of a crime (the
group can choose any crime they wish to investigate). There must
be people involved in the crime who must be investigated by an
investigating inspector. The group will be given time to prepare and
after the time allotted by the teacher, the group will present in front.

Demonstrative Pronouns- point out a person or things.

NearFarSingularThisThatPluralTheseThose

Activity 4

Field Trip

Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Directions: Each student will find one specific area inside the vicinity of the
school. The student will make sure that he/she knows the area because he/she will act
as a tour guide to the visitors (Classmates). The tour guide will bring the visitors to the
area and will explain what will be found there. The student-tour guide will make sure
that the visitors will love and enjoy the place.

Indefinite pronouns- are pronouns that do not refer to a specific noun


(person, place, or thing or event)
SingularPluralBothAnyEveryoneBothNoneAnybodyNo
oneFewAllAnythingNobodyManySomeAnyoneNothingSeveralEachSome
bodyEverybodySomethingEverythingSomeone
Indefinite pronouns ending in one and body refer to people.
Indefinite pronouns ending in thing refer to things or activity, or an
entity that is not clearly identifiable as human.
Indefinite pronouns that begin with no means not one person or not
one thing.
Indefinite pronouns that begin with some are generally used in
affirmative sentences.
Indefinite pronouns that begin with any- are generally used in negative
statements and questions.

Prepared by:
Ms. Melody D. Mira
References:
Barrot, J (2011). Grammar First. Rex Bookstore
Bunburry District Education Office (2001). Teaching and Learning Strategies
Patron, I. (2005) English Plus: The communicative Approach. Great Books Publishing

Activity 5

Letters for You!

Directions: Write a letter to someone you wish to have a communication with.


You can choose from the topics below as to what to write about:
A. Your family and how they are doing
B. Your school and your classmates
C. Your memories with the person you will be writing to
D. Your activities and your future plans

Write your letter in a clean sheet of paper. Enclose it in an envelope after.