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Pronouns

A description of each of the different types of pronouns.
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Shane Kennedy

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Pronouns

INDEFINITE
Indefinite pronouns are used for non-specific things.

This is the largest group of pronouns.

All, some, any, several, anyone, nobody, each, both, few, either, none, one and no one are the most common. DEMONSTRATIVE
These pronouns are used to demonstrate (or indicate).

This, that, these and those are all demonstrative pronouns.
INTERROGATIVE
These pronouns are used in questions.

Although they are classified as pronouns, it is not always easy to see how they replace nouns.

Who, which, what, where and how are all interrogative pronouns. POSSESSIVE
Possessive pronouns are used to show possession.

As they are used as adjectives, they are also known as 'possessive adjectives'.

My, your, his, her, its, our and their are all possessive pronouns. RELATIVE
Relative pronouns are used to add more information to a sentence.

Which, that, who (including whom and whose) and where are all relative pronouns. ABSOLUTE POSSESSIVE
These pronouns also show possession.

Unlike possessive pronouns (see above), which are adjectives to nouns, these pronouns sit by themselves.

Mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs are all absolute possessive pronouns. RECIPROCAL
Reciprocal pronouns are used for actions or feelings that are reciprocated.

The two most common reciprocal pronouns are each other and one another. REFLEXIVE
A reflexive pronoun ends ...self or ...selves and refers to another noun or pronoun in the sentence.

The reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves. OBJECTIVE
Objective pronouns are the object of a verb.

Me, you, him, her, it, us, you and them can all be objective pronouns.
SUBJECTIVE
Subjective pronouns are the subject of the sentence.

I, you, he, she, it, we, you and they can all be subjective pronouns

Pronouns
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nouns Byron went to the shop where Byron bought some milk and bread from the shop for his mother, Andrea. Byron then paid Sally, who worked at the shop, with a five dollar note and Sally gave Byron 55 cents change. Byron then walked home from the shop and gave Andrea the milk and Andrea thanked Byron for getting the milk and asked Byron to put the milk into Andrea and Byron's fridge. Andrea then asked Byron go to Byron's room and complete Byron's home learning. Before he went, Byron asked Andrea if Byron could have a glass of milk. Byron went to the shop where HE bought some milk and bread from the shop for his mother, Andrea. HE then paid Sally, who worked THERE, with a five dollar note and SHE gave HIM 55 cents change. HE then walked home from the shop and gave HIS MUM the milk and SHE thanked HIM for getting IT and asked HIM to put IT into THEIR fridge. SHE then asked HIM go to HIS room and complete HIS home learning. Before HE went, HE asked HER if HE could have a glass of IT. QUIZ TIME
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