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Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive, Intensive, Demonstrative, Indefinite

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by Ashley Dibble on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive, Intensive, Demonstrative, Indefinite

Pronouns: Personal and Possessive A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or another pronoun.

A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or thing by indicating the person speaking (the first person), the person being addressed (the second person), or any other person or thing being discussed (the third person). 1. Your dog is begging you to feed him.

2. I lost their video somewhere between the library and my house.

3. She granted us the time we needed to complete the assignment.

4. You first organized the recycling campaign with their assistance.

5. Can we ask her to join us for lunch? Identify the personal and possessive pronouns. 1. Your dog is begging you to feed him. Singular Plural First Person Second Person we, us you you I, Me 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Third Person he, him, she, her , it they, them Singular Plural First Person Second Person our, ours your, yours your, yours my, mine 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Third Person his, her, hers, its their, theirs 2. I lost their video somewhere between the library and my house. 3. She granted us the time we needed to complete the assignment. 4. You first organized the recycling campaign with their assistance. 5. Can we ask her to join us for lunch? PERSONAL PRONOUNS POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS Pronouns: Reflexive and Intensive A reflexive pronoun refers to a noun or another pronoun and indicates that the same person or thing is involved.

An intensive pronoun adds emphasis to a noun or another pronoun.

He surprised himself by breaking the home-run record.
Leo himself prepared the main course. Singular Plural First Person Second Person 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Third Person myself ourselves yourself yourselves himself, herself, itself themselves EXAMPLES

1. I myself forgot to bring the luggage.

2. They voted for the unknown candidate themselves.

3. You let yourself eat too much chocolate.

4. He himself assured us it would not rain on our picnic.

5. They allowed themselves plenty of time to reach the arena. 1. I myself forgot to bring the luggage. 2. They voted for the unknown candidate themselves. 3. You let yourself eat too much chocolate. He himself assured us it would not rain on our picnic. 5. They allowed themselves plenty of time to reach the arena. Demonstrative and Indefinite A demonstrative pronoun points out specific persons, places, things, or ideas.

This was signed by the entire class.

An indefinite pronoun refers to persons, places, or things in a more general way then a noun does.

Someone decorated the dining room for Corinne's birthday. Singular Plural these that those this 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Demonstrative Pronoun Indefinite Pronouns all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything
both, each, either, enough, everybody, everyone,
everything, few, many, most, neither, nobody, none
nothing, one, other, others, several, some, somebody,
someone, something. EXAMPLES

1. These belong on the shelf next to the mystery novels.

2. Neither gave the public a reason to rejoice.

3. Everybody wants a copy of Taylor Joyce's newest novel.

4. This is the key to unlocking the secrets of Ms. Dupont's success.

5. Those provoked quite an argument at the meeting last night.

6. Many attempt to win the contest, but few actually claim first prize. 1. These belong on the shelf next to the mystery novels. 2. Neither gave the public a reason to rejoice. 3. Everybody wants a copy of Taylor Joyce's newest novel. 4. This is the key to unlocking the secrets of Ms. Dupont's success. 5. Those provoked quite an argument at the meeting last night. 6. Many attempt to win the contest, but few actually claim first prize. NOW YOU'RE A PRONOUN PRO!!!!
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