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LESSON 1 PRONOUNS
 
A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun. Pronouns are classified in five (5) different categories. They are personal pronouns, relative pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, and interrogative pronouns. Some pronouns can appear in more than one classification. How the pronoun is used in the sentence determines its classification. In the next two weeks we will study the five kinds of pronouns.

 

Personal pronouns refer to (1) the speaker or speakers, which is called first person, and include the following pronouns: I, my, mine, me, myself, we, our, ours, us, ourselves; (2) those spoken to, which is called second person, and include the following pronouns: you, your, yours, yourself, yourselves; or (3) those spoken about, which is called third person, and includes the following pronouns: he, his, him, himself, she, her, hers, herself, it, its, itself, they, their, theirs, them, themselves. Personal pronouns can be singular (one) or plural (two or more) just as verbs and nouns.


refer to (1) the speaker or speakers, which is called , and include the following pronouns: (2) those spoken to, which is called , and include the following pronouns: ; or (3) those spoken about, which is called , and includes the following pronouns: . Personal pronouns can be singular (one) or plural (two or more) just as verbs and nouns.

 

Exercise

Find the personal pronouns in these sentences.

 

1. She hit him on his head.
2. I saw you at your store.
3. He himself will be our new friend.
4. It will be hard for me to see you.
5. They always get angry at her and me.


 

Answers

 

1. She, him, his
2. I, you, your
3. He, himself, our
4. It, me, you
5. They, her, me

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