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don't always stand for nouns!
- person 1: she's sick
- person 2: she looks it < PN taking place of Adj "sick"
represent people or things
I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them
used to indicate who (or what) owns something
mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
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
- "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
used with another noun (or pronoun) when something does something to itself
end in -self/-selves
A reciprocal pronoun expresses a mutual action or relationship. In English, the reciprocal pronouns are:Each other and One another
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.
Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. (The interrogative pronoun represents the thing that the question is about.)
- who, whom, whose, which, and what. Whoever, whomever, whichever, and whatever