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In today’s English class, we will be learning about Pronoun and the types of Pronoun we have.
What Is A Pronoun?
You can think of pronouns as something that makes your sentence simpler. Pronouns allow us to shorten our sentences and make them sound less repetitive.
A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun in a sentence. The noun that is replaced by a pronoun is called an antecedent.
For example, in the sentence “I love my mother because she is kind,” the word, she, is a pronoun that replaces the noun mother.
Carefully read these other examples
- The government workers are building the office. The government workers are doing a lot. The government workers should finish the project in no time.
- The government workers are building the office. They are doing a lot. They should finish the project in no time.
You can see that the second set of sentences is both shorter and sounds less repetitive than the first set of sentences.
Now, let’s look at the types of pronouns we have.
One, we have a possessive pronoun that expresses possession, ownership, origin, relationship, etc.
- mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
Some possessive pronouns used in sentences are:
- That toy on the shelf is mine.
- All of the houses in our neighborhood look the same, but ours is the only one with a blue gate.
- Grace and John separated the cards with cables: the left one was hers and the right one was his.
Another example is personal pronoun
Personal pronouns are pronouns that we use to refer to people and, sometimes, animals. The pronouns it, they, and them can also apply to objects.
Personal Pronoun Examples
- I, you, she, he, it, we, they, me, us, them
The third type of pronoun we are considering is Relative Pronoun
Relative pronouns connect dependent clauses to independent clauses. Dependent means to not be able to do anything without assistance, while independent allows you to do things yourself.
Relative Pronoun Examples
- who, whom, which, what, that
Next on our list of different types of Pronouns is Reflexive Pronouns
A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun used as an object of a verb that refers to the same person or thing as the subject of the verb.
Reflexive Pronoun Examples
- myself, yourself, itself, herself, himself, ourselves, themselves
Summarily, Pronouns allow us to shorten our sentences and make them sound less repetitive. It is also a word that can replace a noun in a sentence.
Differentiate between a noun and a pronoun.
List (10) examples of pronouns that are commonly used in sentences.
What are reflexive pronouns?
Construct (5) sentences each using intensive and interrogative Pronouns
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See you in the next class where we’ll be learning what a formal letter is.
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