Flashcards in Parts of speech pronouns Deck (17)
How many pronoun classes are there?
What are personal pronouns, subjective and objective case?
Subjective case: I, we, you, he, she, it, they
objective case: me, us, you, him, her, it, them
How many sets of possessive pronouns do we have?
Possessive determiners and possessive pronons
What are possessive pronouns for dependent and independent ?
Possesive pronouns are the genitives of of the personal pronouns.
Dependent: My, our, your, his, her, its, their
independent; mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs.
what are possesive determiner?
Not pronouns like in this sentence: This is David's book.
This book is David's.
What are reflexive pronouns?
Those ending in self.
First person singular: myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves
What two main uses does the reflexive pronouns have?
1. They refer to the same person or thing as the subject
ex.you'll hurt yourself
2. the give emphasis to a noun in a noun phrase.
ex: she herself spoke to me
what are demonstrative pronouns?
There are four demonstratives:
singular: this, that
plural: these, those
Demonstratives may also be determiners
What are reciprocal pronouns?
Reciprocal pronouns have genitives
What are interrogative pronouns?
who (subj. case) whom (objective formal) whose (genitive case)
(which , what, whose may also be determiners)
What are relative pronouns?
Relative pronouns introduce relative clauses. They have distinction in gender and case.
subj. case (who, which, that)
objective. case (whom, which, that)
genitve case (whose, whose (non-personal )
What is the zero relative pronoun?
The omitted pronoun
what are nominal relative pronouns
in addition to who, whom, and which, they include, whoever, whomever, whichever, what and whatever
they introduce nominal relative clauses like:
ex. you may take whichever you need.
What are indefinitie pronouns
They are the largest group of pronouns and they refer to the precence or abscence of a quantitiy-
many, one, no one, more, both, either fewer, everybody.
Set of some and any.
what are numerals?
Numerals may be used as pronouns.
three, first, second,
What are pronoun one?
Pronoun one has two distinct uses:
1. Generic one has the meaning "people in general"
One is genreally restricted to formal style. It does not have a plural form.
ex. I liked my computer, but I preferred the old one.