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What's a pronoun?
- A pronoun is a word that substitutes
- a noun or a noun phrase.
How Many functions the pronouns
pronouns perform 9 functions.
What functions the pronouns
- These functions are:
- 1. Personal noun.
- 2. Relative noun
- 3. Interrogative noun.
- 4. Demostrative noun.
- 5. Possessive noun.
- 6. Indefinitive noun.
- 7. Intensive noun.
- 8. Reflexive noun.
- 9. Reciprocal noun.
What's a personal noun?
- We use personal nouns in place of the person
- or people that we are talking about.
How we use a personal noun?
- We use them depending on:
- Number: singular (I), plural (we).
- Person: 1st. (I), 2nd (you), 3rd (he).
- Gender: male (he), female (she), or neuter (it)
- Case: subject (we), Object (us).
What's a relative pronoun?
- A relative pronoun is a pronoun that introduces
- a relative clause. it is called a "relative"
- pronoun because it "relates" to the word that
- its relative relative clause modifies. Ex.:
- The person who phoned me last night is my teacher
What's an interrogative noun?
We use interrogative nouns to make questions. The interrogative pronoun represents the thing that we don't know (what we are asking the question about).
How many main interrogative we have?
- There are four main interrogative pronouns:
- who, whom, what which.
When we use whom?
Whom is the correct form when the pronoun is the object of the verb as in "whom did you see?".
When we use the suffix "-ever"?
- Sometimes we use that suffix to make compounds from some of these pronouns (whoever, whatever, whichever). Ex.:
- Whoever would want to do such a nasty thing.
- Whatever did he say to make her cry like that?
- They're all fantastic! Whichever will you choose?
What's a demostrative pronoun?
- A demostrative pronoun represents a thing or things.
- a. Near in distance or time (this, these).
- b. Far in distance or time (that, those).
How we use the demostrative nouns?
Singular: this (near
), That (far
- 1. This tastes good.
- 2. Have you seen this?
- 3. These are bad time.
- 4. Do you like this?
- 5. That is beautiful.
- 6. Look ar that!
- 7. Those were the days!
- 8. Can you see those?
What's a possessive noun?
- The possessive noun is a form. This form is used with nouns referring to people, group of people, countries and animals. "Belonging to" or "ownership" is one of the relationship it express. Ex.:
- John owns a car. ('John' is the possessor or owner). It is John's car.
what's an indefinite noun?
An indefinite pronoun does no refer to any specific person, thing or amount. It is vague and "not definite".
What words can be identified as indefinite pronouns?
those words as: all, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone.
How we an clasified an indefinite pronoun?
they are clasified as singular and plural.