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english grammer world

Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns
(ex: he, she, it, they, we and so on)
1. subject and object pronouns

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use 'object pronouns' instead of object nouns.
p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use 'subject pronouns' instead of subject nouns.

subject

object

I

me

you

you

he

him

she

her

it

it

we

us

they

them

(ex) You might go to the park with they and their friends (X)
(-> You might go to the park with them and their friends)
(ex) I and she have to read the books until this December.

 

2. possessive adjectives & possessive pronouns

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns.

possessive adjective

possessive pronouns

my

mine

your

yours

his

his

her

hers

its

-

our

ours

their

theirs

(ex) When we had a dinner, I paid mine, my friend paid his.
(ex) This computer is yours.

 

3. pronoun agreement

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) All pronouns should agree with the nouns it refer to.
p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) ex : After prepositions, you should use object pronouns.

(ex) If you have a problem, please tell me about them.
(ex) Each student needs to have his own computer to improve his skill.

 


nouns and articles