pronoun types

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pronoun types
2014-07-17 00:47:18
pronoun types
modern english
pronoun types
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  1. pronouns
    don't always stand for nouns!

    • person 1: she's sick
    • person 2: she looks it < PN taking place of Adj "sick"
  2. personal
    represent people or things

    I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them
  3. possessive
    used to indicate who (or what) owns something

    mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
  4. indefinate
    refers to a non-specific person or thing

    all, any, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, and someone
  5. demonstrative
    • "pointing pronouns"
    • Demonstrative pronouns are used to replace specific people or things that have been previously mentioned (or are understood from context).

    this, that, these, those
  6. reflexive
    used with another noun (or pronoun) when something does something to itself

    end in -self/-selves
  7. reciprocal
    A reciprocal pronoun expresses a mutual action or relationship. In English, the reciprocal pronouns are:Each other and One another
  8. relative
    A relative pronoun is a pronoun that introduces an adjective clause. In English, the relative pronouns are:That Which Who Whom Whose A relative pronoun is used to start a description for a noun.
  9. interrogative
    Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. (The interrogative pronoun represents the thing that the question is about.)

    • Wh-
    • who, whom, whose, which, and what. Whoever, whomever, whichever, and whatever