The Pronoun

Pronoun. -  The pronoun takes the place of a nounnoun phrase, or noun clause. It is one of the traditional parts of speech. It can function as a subject, object or complement in a sentence. There are nine kinds of pronouns. The most important ones are:
  1. Personal pronouns
  2. Possessive pronouns
  3. Reflexive pronouns 
1.        Personal pronouns.- It is the pronoun that shows by its form the “Person” of the noun it replaces.

Example:                   Mary sees her father every week. 

                                Or   she sees him every week.

                                “she”(personal pronoun) and “him” (object pronouns)

Study this chart:

Number
Person
Gender
Subject
pronouns
To be
Singular

1st
male/female
I

2nd
You

3rd
He


She

neuter
It

  Plural

1st

We

2nd

You

3rd
m/f/neuter
They












PRACTICE : Complete the sentences and then  rewrite them using personal pronoun.

My father and my mother are my best friends”. or “They are my best friends”.
My sister ……………………………………..………………………………………
My father’s mother  …………………………………………………………………
My sister’s friend…………………………………….………………………………
My book ……………………………………………………………………………..
I and my brother …………………………………..………………………………..
You and I….…………………………………..……………………………………..
You and Mary ……………………………………..………………………………..
We and the teachers ………………………………..………………………………

2.       Possessive pronoun.- It is the pronoun that indicates ownership or relationship.
Example:
Sam and Sue are very happy in their new home. (“their” is a possessive pronoun)

3.      Reflexive pronoun.- It is the pronoun that end with “self” or “selves” and refers back to its antecedent ( the word it replaces).
Example:
My little daughter combs her hair herself.  My little daughterherself, combs her hair.

(The reflexive pronoun “herself” refers back to “my little daughter.”)

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