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7 Types of Pronouns

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Stacy Espinosa

on 6 May 2013

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Learning How to Use and Recognize
7 Types of Pronouns in Writing and Reading Pronouns! What is a pronoun? Let's watch a video and find out! What is a pronoun? Pronoun: A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun in a sentence.
-example: She is my best friend. 9 Types of Pronouns Subjective Pronouns
Objective Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Relative Pronouns Subjective Pronouns Subjective Pronouns Singular Subjective Pronouns Objective Pronouns Objective Pronoun: An objective pronoun acts as the object of the sentence, and it takes the verb's action. An object receives the action of the verb.
-example: Brad loves her. Objective Pronouns Singular Objective Pronouns Possessive Pronouns Possessive Pronoun: A pronoun that indicates who possess something or shows ownership over something.
-example: That is my purse. Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Reflexive Pronoun: A pronoun that refers back to the subject of sentence.
-example: I find myself wanting to work out a lot lately. Relative Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns Demonstrative Pronoun: A pronoun that is used to make a noun stand out. These pronouns indicate how near or far something is.
-example: That is beautiful! Demonstrative Pronouns Mr. Owl says, "Be sure to get out a piece of paper and a pencil, so you can take notes!" What are some pronouns used in the above sentence? Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns 9 may seem like a lot to remember, but you will already know some of the pronouns! Subjective Pronoun: A pronoun used as the subject of the sentence and takes the action of the verb. A subject is a person, place, or thing that the sentence is about.
-example: He loves writing. What is the pronoun being used in the above sentence?
Let's take a look at the list of all the subjective pronouns in this picture. Plural Subjective Pronouns Don't forget your subjects and your verbs have to agree as seen in the examples. What is the objective pronoun in the sentence above?
How would you make the objective pronoun of this sentence the subject using a subjective pronoun? Plural Objective Pronouns Don't forget to refer to your examples! Remember objective pronouns are always the object of the sentence.
Don't be like cartoon Jack! -example: She is loved by Brad. Can you identify the possessive pronoun in the above sentence?
Don't be like this kid! Be sure to refer to your examples!
Remember possessive pronouns always show ownership over something! Now that you have all this knowledge of pronouns, you can make grammar jokes likes these guys! Plural Possessive Pronouns Singular Possessive Pronouns What is the subject of the sentence?
So, what is the relative pronoun being used in this sentence? Be careful not to confuse some relative pronouns and interrogative pronouns. Relative pronouns act as adjectives and are found in relative clauses; whereas, interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions.
Let's look at some examples. Interrogative Pronoun Example: Whose house are you looking for?

Relative Pronoun Example: The house you are looking for is that one over there. Can you pick out the demonstrative pronoun in this sentence? Don't confuse demonstrative adjectives and pronouns! Let's look at the difference! A demonstrative pronoun stands alone, while a demonstrative adjective qualifies a noun.
Example: That smells. (demonstrative pronoun)
Example: That book is good. (demonstrative adjective + noun) There are singular and plural forms of demonstrative pronouns too. Don't get them confused! Now that you have learned about these 9 types of pronouns, let's play some pronoun games! Pronoun Games! Pronoun Clubhouse Builder: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pronoun_clubhouse/index_pre.html
Pronoun Balloon Pop: http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/pronoun/balloon_game/
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