Pronoun

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SPECIAL PRONOUNS PROBLEMS

Double subjects We all know that every sentence must have a subject. Sometimes we incorrectly use a double subject – a noun and a pronoun – to name the same person, place, or thing. Incorrect Correct Jane she is my cousin. Jane is my cousin. She is my cousin. Her scarf it is pretty. Her

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REFLEXIVE AND INTENSIVE PRONOUNS

REFLEXIVE AND INTENSIVE PRONOUNS  Reflexive and intensive pronouns end in -self or -selves. These are myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, and themselves. There is, however, one difference between reflexive and Intensive pronouns. A reflexive pronoun refers to an action performed by the subject of the sentence. The meaning of the sentence is incomplete without

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INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS

INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS  An interrogative pronoun is used to ask a question. These pronouns are who, whose, whom, which and what. Examples: Who is the mayor of this town? Whose is the red car? Which is her blouse? What did she ask you? Whom should I trust with my secret? USING WHO, WHOM, AND WHOSE Who, whom,

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DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS

A demonstrative pronoun is used to single or point out one or more persons or things referred to in the sentence. These pronouns are this, that, these, and those. This and these point to persons or things that are near. Examples: This is a gazelle. These are the students of ABC Secondary School. That and those

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INDEFINITE PRONOUNS

An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that does not refer to a specific person or thing. In English, there are singular indefinite pronouns, plural indefinite and both singular and plural indefinite pronouns. Singular Indefinite Pronouns Another, anything, everybody, neither, one Anybody, each, everyone, nobody, somebody Anymore, either, everything, no one, someone. An indefinite pronoun must

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PLURAL POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

PLURAL POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS Correct: Several reported their findings. Incorrect: Several reported his/her findings. Both singular and plural indefinite pronouns   All, some, any, none These indefinite pronouns may be singular or plural, depending on their meaning in the sentence. Examples: All of my story is true – singular All of the guests are here – plural None

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CONTRACTIONS WITH PRONOUNS

A contraction is a shortened form of two words. One or more letters are omitted and an apostrophe (’) is used in place of the letters left out. A contraction is formed by combining pronouns and the verbs am, is, are, will, would, have, has, and had.   Pronoun + verb Contraction Pronoun + verb

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OBJECT PRONOUNS

Object pronouns can replace nouns used after action verbs. These pronouns are: (i) Singular – me, you, him, her, it (ii) Plural – us, you them Examples: The driver drove him. (direct object) The parents thanked us. (direct object) The reporters asked him many questions. (indirect object) In the above examples, the personal pronouns are

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PRONOUNS

A pronoun is a part of speech that takes the place of a noun. They include such words as I, we, he, she, thy, me and us. Pronouns enable you to avoid repeating the same names (nouns), when writing or speaking, which would otherwise make you sound very awkward and wordy. By using pronouns effectively,

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SUBJECT PRONOUNS

A subject pronoun takes the place of a noun as the subject of a sentence. These pronouns are: (i) Singular forms – I, you, he, she, it (ii) Plural forms – we, you, they Examples: Noun Subject Pronoun The house girl takes care of the baby She takes care of the baby The dog guards the

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