WHAT ARE PRONOUNS

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A pronoun is a word used in
place of a noun.

          Jill will ask Jill’s father for permission.
          Jill will ask her father for permission.
The pronoun ‘her’ is used in
place of the noun ‘Jill’.
SINGULAR PRONOUNS :
I                  my, mine              me
You            your, yours          you
He               his                        him
She             her, hers               her
It                 its                        
PLURAL PRONOUNS :
We              our, ours              us
You            your, yours          you
They           their, theirs           them
EXERCISE :
Identify pronouns
1.    
Julia promised to
give me her book when she is finished with it.
2.    
He knew the keys
were either his or mine.
3.    
We watch the
soldiers fire their weapons.
4.    
Jim left his
lunchbox on my kitchen table.
5.    
Our grandfather
made the pillowcase for us.


USING SUBJECT PRONOUNS
The following pronouns are
subject pronouns.
          Singular:  I,   you,   
he,    she,   it.
          Plural:     we,     you,      they
Subject pronouns are used as
the subject of a sentence.  If you are
unsure about what pronoun to use in a compound subject, try dividing the
compound subject into two parts.
          Example:  Sandra and
I made tuna sandwich.
                         Sandra
made tuna sandwich.
                          I made tuna sandwich.
Only a subject pronoun can be
used after a state-of-being verb.
          Example:   The
preachers were Bob and Tom.
                           The
manager is he.
Note:  The pronoun “us” cannot be used as a subject
or with a noun that is the subject.
          Example:   Us boys
are going swimming. (Incorrect)
                           We
boys are going swimming. (Correct)     
  
EXERCISE
Choose the correct pronoun:
1.    
The singers were
Miss Crystal and (her, she).
2.    
(we, us) girls
collected all the coupons.
3.    
(Them, they) are
my friends from Japan.
4.    
The best players
are Keisha and (I, me).
5.    
Lisa and (her,
she) will wash the dishes. 

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