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English Pronouns

Pronouns are words that we use to replace a subject or object that has already been named. The idea is to avoid the repetition of the same word several times. Imagine that you are speaking and you repeat the same noun all the time, it would be very confusing to understand what you are saying…so, pronouns make communication easier and clearer. There are many types of pronouns, each type is used for different things and all of them are important! Pronouns are divided into Personal Pronouns, Objective Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns, Reflexive Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Relative Pronouns, and Reciprocal Pronouns.

Personal pronouns work as the subject of the sentence like I, You, He or She in sentences like “I like coffee” or “My mum is tall and she is beautiful”. Objective Pronouns work as the object of the verb and they are, for example, Me, Him or Her in sentences like “The teacher asked me to help”.

Possessive Adjectives are used to talk about the possession of an object. The Possessive Adjectives are always followed by a noun. They are, for example, My, Your or Their. Possessive Pronouns are used to indicate that something belongs to someone. Unlike the Possessive Adjectives, the Possessive Pronouns are isolated (not followed by a noun).

The Reflexive pronouns are used when the action lies with the performer. Demonstrative Pronouns are used to signalize or mark out something. The Indefinite Pronouns are used to talk about unspecified persons or things. The most common are Something / Somebody - Anything / Anybody - Everything / Everybody - Nothing / Nobody. When we talk about things, we use the pronouns ending with -Thing. When we talk about persons, we use the pronouns ending with -Body or -One. The Relative Pronouns are used to refer to a noun (a person or thing) that has already been mentioned. Finally, the Reciprocal Pronouns are used to indicate a reciprocal action between two people or things, like “each other” or “one other”.

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