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Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Pronouns

A pronoun is a word used to take the place of a noun or a noun phrase. A noun is one of the eight parts of speech. The following are different types of pronouns:
  • demonstrative pronoun
  • a word that replaces a noun that can be understood from the context of the conversation or writing
  • intensive pronoun
  • a word that is used to emphasize its antecedent
  • interrogative pronoun
  • a "wh" question word that acts as a pronoun and is used to ask questions
  • personal objective pronoun
  • a word that refers to a specific person or thing and replaces a noun (object) that is affected by an action
  • personal possessive pronoun
  • a word that refers to a specific person or thing and replaces a noun to show possession or ownership
  • personal subjective pronoun
  • refers to a specific person or thing and replaces a noun (subject) that performs an action
  • reciprocal pronoun
  • a word that refers back to the subject and shows that the action of the verb is a two-way action and is in the object position
  • relative pronoun
  • a word that connects a phrase or clause to another phrase or clause
  • reflexive pronoun
  • refers back to the subject of the clause or sentence and is used when the subject and the word following the verb are the same person
From YOUR Teacher: Pronouns

In many cultures like Japan pronouns are only used in very informal situations. In America, English pronouns are used in almost any situation. Correct usage of pronouns is essential for good English communication.
Test: Grammar Pronouns

Study the types of pronouns listed above. For each test question, you will be given four words. Three of the words will be the same type of pronoun and one word will be a different type of pronoun. Click the links above to learn more about each type of pronoun if you cannot answer a question.
1.  Which of the following words is NOT a demonstrative pronoun?

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  themselves
2.  Which of the following words is NOT an indefinite pronoun?

     a.  anyone
     b.  theirs
     c.  everything
     d.  none
3.  Which of the following words is NOT an intensive pronoun?

     a.  himself
     b.  herself
     c.  whichever
     d.  themselves
4.  Which of the following words is NOT an interrogative pronoun?

     a.  who
     b.  what
     c.  theirs
     d.  whichever
5.  Which of the following words is NOT a personal objective pronoun?

     a.  me
     b.  you
     c.  them
     d.  mine
6.  Which of the following words is NOT a personal possessive pronoun?

     a.  mine
     b.  yours
     c.  they
     d.  theirs
7.  Which of the following words is NOT a personal subjective pronoun?

     a.  he
     b.  she
     c.  these
     d.  they
8.  Which of the following words is NOT a reciprocal pronoun?

     a.  each other
     b.  one another
     c.  themselves
9.  Which of the following words is NOT a relative pronoun?

     a.  what
     b.  those
     c.  which
     d.  who
10.  Which of the following words is NOT a reflexive pronoun?

     a.  myself
     b.  yourself
     c.  everything
     d.  whichever
 
 
 
 
 
 
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