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PRONOUNS : What is a Pronoun? : Personal Pronouns : Interrogative Pronouns : Indefinite Pronouns : Demonstrative Pronouns : Relative Pronouns : Compound Pronouns : Gender Forms of Pronouns : Troublesome Pronouns

What are Personal Pronouns?

What are Personal Pronouns?We speak our own names rarely; usually we say I or we more often than any other words. We say you or they, he, she or it just as often. We often use more personal pronouns than nouns in both writing and speaking.

English grammar has only twenty-eight different forms, and we only use twenty-three of these.

These include:

Table: FIRST PERSONAL PRONOUN—
SINGLULAR   PLURAL
NOMINATIVE I We
POSSESSIVE My (mine)   Our (ours)
OBJECTIVE Me   Us

Table: SECOND PERSONAL PRONOUN—
SINGLULAR   PLURAL
NOMINATIVE You You
POSSESSIVE Your (yours)   Your (yours)
OBJECTIVE You   You

Table: THIRD PERSONAL PRONOUN—Singular
SINGULAR MASCULINE FEMININE NEUTER
NOMINATIVE He She It
POSSESSIVE His Her (hers) Its
OBJECTIVE Him Her It

Table: THIRD PERSONAL PRONOUN—Plural
PLURAL MASCULINE FEMININE NEUTER
NOMINATIVE They They They
POSSESSIVE Their (theirs) Their (theirs) Their (theirs)
OBJECTIVE Them Them Them

TIP 1— Most of the personal pronouns have two forms for the possessive case. The first of these forms — for example, my — is used when the pronoun precedes its noun as an adjective modifier. This is my book. The second form — for example, mine — is used as a predicate pronoun following the verb. This book is mine, or after a preposition: This book is one of mine.

TIP 2— He and it do not have these two possessive forms. One form serves both purposes.

TIP 3— Only the pronouns representing the third person have forms for gender, and these are only in the singular number.

TIP 4— Nouns have only two forms to indicate sex, the masculine and feminine. The third personal pronoun in the singular number has another gender form, the neuter. This word refers to nouns which have no sex. The word it is the only neuter gender word in the English language

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PRONOUNS : What is a Pronoun? : Personal Pronouns : Interrogative Pronouns : Indefinite Pronouns : Demonstrative Pronouns : Relative Pronouns : Compound Pronouns : Gender Forms of Pronouns : Troublesome Pronouns





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