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We take the place of one or more Nouns or Pronouns.

Meet the Pronouns
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Pronoun Table of Contents

A pronoun takes the place of one or more nouns.

Without pronouns:

Frederick spilled a jar of mayonnaise on my mother and father.

With pronouns:

He spilled it on them.

Pronoun explains himself.

A pronoun takes the place of other pronouns.

He and she came to my house yesterday.

They came to my house yesterday.

(Takes the place of “he” and “she”)

Pronoun explains some more

Subjective
Personal
Pronouns


A subjective personal pronoun acts as the subject of the sentence.

You bought all the applesauce in the whole store.

Pronoun explains subjective personal pronouns

Objective
Personal
Pronouns


An objective personal pronoun acts as the object of a verb, preposition, or infinitive phrase.

Reggie threw me a bag of nachos.

Indirect object of the verb “threw”

Vinny and Lucy invited us to the play!

Direct object of the verb “invited”

Izzy did their homework for them.

Object of the preposition “for”

The piano was so out of tune that Jake begged Doctor Noize not to play it.

Object of the infinitive phrase “to play”

Pronoun explains objective personal pronouns.

Possessive
Pronouns


A possessive pronoun shows ownership or possession.

The computer is ours.

Sometimes Patricia likes to take things that are mine not hers.

Pronoun explains possessive pronouns.

Interrogative
Pronouns


An interrogative pronoun is used to ask a question. Usually the antecedent is unknown (which is the need for the question).

What is your name?

Who is your favorite actor?

Demonstrative
Pronouns


A demonstrative pronoun replaces one or more nouns and indicates proximity (near or far).

This is Pete’s science project.

Those are my shoes.

Pronoun explains demostrative pronouns.

Indefinite
Pronouns


An indefinite pronoun does not refer to a specific noun or pronoun. Often, the antecedent is unknown.

Everyone in this room loves to play Jenga.

Is anybody here?

Pancakes are the best. Please give me another!

Pronoun explains indefinite pronouns.

Intensive
Pronouns


An intensive pronoun emphasizes, or intensifies, a noun or another pronoun.

You yourself are the biggest goofball in the world.

Yes, I baked all those cookies myself.

Pronoun explains intensive pronouns.

Reflexive
Pronouns


A reflexive pronoun directs the action of the verb back to the subject of the sentence.

Roger looked at himself in the mirror.

We sang ourselves a song this morning.

Pronoun explains reflexive pronouns.

Relative
Pronouns


A relative pronoun introduces a subordinate clause.

My mother, who is a biologist, loves to scuba dive.

Gerladine prefers chocolate that tastes like raspberries.

Pronoun explains relative pronouns.