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Personal Pronouns

an introduction to personal pronouns--aimed toward middle school students
by

Kristin Willeke

on 15 June 2011

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Transcript of Personal Pronouns

PROnouns!
Person
Plural/Singular
Subject/Object/Possessive
Is the pronoun 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
1st person examples:
I
mine
my
me
we
our
us
We love pie.

My favorite kind of pie is lemon meringue.
2nd person examples:
You
Your
Yours
You can remember this because "YOU" rhymes with "TWO"
That chocolate cupcake is yours!
3rd person examples:
he, his, him
she, her, hers
they, their, theirs, them
People are usually talking in 3rd person when they gossip.
For instance...
They told him that she was dating Justin Beiber, but he said that she wasn't, and now their friends don't even know what to say to her...
As a side note, spreading gossip is NOT cool...
BUT, this lady's gigantic cat is!
Is the pronoun referring to just one person or to more?
Singular means only ONE
Some examples are:
He
Her
My
I
You
Plural means TWO or MORE
Here are some examples...
Us
We
They
Them
You
Holy Kabob!

"YOU" (as well as "YOUR" and "YOURS") can be singular or plural!

Make sure you check the context in which this second person pronoun is used.
Which is singular and which is plural?

A: You are my favorite class (Shhhh....don't tell the other classes!).

B: Your birthday is tomorrow. Let's celebrate!
Can you find the hidden pronoun in example "B?"
What person is it? Is it singular or plural?
he
she
they
you
we
I
She picked the apples.

You ate pickles with peanut butter?

I laughed.
SUBJECT
OBJECT
Me
Us
Them
Him
Her
You
Look at him!
Everyone is too busy watching them!
Possessive
My
Mine
Our
Ours
Your
Yours
Their
Theirs
Her
Hers
His
Their chickens are crazy!
Is that pet frog yours?
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