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What is a Pronoun?

- A pronoun can replace a noun or
another pronoun. You can use
pronouns like "he," "which," and
"you" to make your sentences.

There are several types of pronouns :  Personal pronoun  Reflexive pronoun  Demonstrative pronoun  Relative pronoun  Interrogative pronoun  Possesive pronoun  Negative pronoun  Reciprocal pronoun and  Quantifier .

and case. The subjective personal pronouns are "I. Subjective Personal Pronouns A subjective personal pronoun indicates that the pronoun is acting as the subject of the sentence." "we.Personal Pronouns A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or thing and changes its form to indicate person." "she." "you. gender." "it. number." ." and "they." "he.

2. After many years. they returned to their homeland. . She comforted her mother when her mother felt sad. 3. You reminded Rahim about the computer class. each of the highlighted words is a subjective personal pronoun and acts as the subject of the sentence: 1.In the following sentences. I saved a piece of cake for my sister. 4.

" "him." and "them." "you." "us. The objective personal pronouns are: "me. Judy threw it into the garbage can." "her." "it. each of the highlighted words is an objective personal pronoun: After reading the pamphlet. preposition." ." In the following sentences.Objective Personal Pronouns An objective personal pronoun indicates that the pronoun is acting as an object of a verb. or infinitive phrase." "you. The pronoun "it" is the direct object of the verb "threw.

The objective personal pronoun "you" is the object of the preposition "to. Here the objective personal pronoun "her" is the object of the infinitive phrase "to see”." . I'm not sure that my boss will talk to you.Bernard was surprised to see her at the drag races.

.Reflexive Pronouns  Reflexive pronoun is used to reflect the pronoun to noun and also rename the subject of the sentence." "yourself. For examples : Diabetics give themselves insulin shots several times a day." "himself." "herself." Note each of these can also act as an intensive pronoun." "itself . The reflexive pronouns are "myself. Susie often does the photocopying herself so that the secretaries can do more important work.

. . Although the landlord promised to paint the apartment. I can do the paintings myself. . . Richard usually do the housework by himself. we ended up doing it ourselves.

.Demonstrative pronoun points out a specific person." "these." and "those." "This" and "that" are used to refer to singular nouns or noun phrases and "these" and "those" are used to refer to plural nouns and noun phrases.The demonstrative pronouns are "this. place or thing." "that.Demonstrative Pronouns . .

." The compounds "whoever.  Whoever broke the window will have to replace it." and "whichever" are also relative pronouns. The relative pronouns are "who." "whom." "that.Relative Pronouns A relative pronoun is used to link one phrase or clause to another phrase or clause." "whomever. For examples :  You may invite whomever you like to the party." and "which.

In a time of crisis.The candidate who wins the greatest popular vote is not always elected. the manager asks the workers whom she believes to be the most efficient to arrive an hour earlier than usual. .

" "which. Who wrote the novel Rockbound? 3. Which wants to see the dentist first? 2. What did she say? 4. The interrogative pronouns are "who." "whom. To whom did you give the paper? .“ and "what“.Interrogative Pronouns  An interrogative pronoun is used to ask questions. For examples : 1.

The locker is yours. 2." For examples : 1. The computer is mine." "ours. ." "yours." "its. The possessive pronouns are "mine." "his." "hers. 3." and "theirs.Possesive Pronouns  A possessive pronoun indicates that the pronoun is acting as a marker of possession and defines who owns a particular object or person. Ours is the green one on the corner.

Nobody wants to be friend with Richard. For example : 1. The examples of negative pronouns are nothing. . no. nobody and etc.Negative pronouns Negative pronoun negates the sentence.

The reciprocal pronouns are each other and one another.Reciprocal Pronouns The reciprocal pronoun expresses an interchangable or mutual action or relationship. For examples : 1. . My mother and I give each other a hard time. The scientists in this lab often use one another's equipment. 2.

. as its name implies. expresses quantity. Quantifiers can be a single word or a phrase and are used with nouns.Some.Quantifier .A quantifier. . much. and etc. few. little. three. are common quantifiers. a lot. . They can be used with both a countable or an uncountable noun to express amount or quantity. half. many.