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What are demonstrative pronouns?

Demonstrative pronouns indicate nouns. This, that, these, and those are demonstrative pronouns.


What are indefinite pronouns?

Indefinite pronouns indicate unspecified quantities or degrees. They do not need an antecedent. Everybody, somebody, all, some, many, and most are indefinite pronouns.


What are intensive pronouns?

Intensive pronouns emphasize the word to which they refer to. They are personal pronouns that end with -self, EX; herself, himself ect... are all intensive pronouns.


What are reflexive pronouns?

Reflexive pronouns refer to the subject of a sentence. Like intensive pronouns, reflexive pronouns are personal pronouns that end with -self. Herself, himself, etc... are reflexive pronouns when used to refer to the subject of a sentence.


What's the difference between an intensive pronoun and a reflexive pronoun?

An intensive pronoun is used to emphasize a personal pronoun, whereas a reflexive pronoun is used when the speaker of the sentence also receives the action. In the sentence -she herself took the test-, herself- is an intensive pronoun. In the sentence. -She talked to herself during the test- herself is a reflexive pronoun.


What are relative pronouns?

Relative pronouns are pronouns that relate a group of words to a noun or another pronoun. Relative pronouns include -who, whom, which, and that.


What's the difference between relative pronouns and demonstrative pronouns?

Relative pronouns link words to other nouns or pronouns, whereas demonstrative pronouns identify or indicate nouns. -Who- and -that- are relative pronouns: -those- and -these- are demonstrative pronouns.


What are interrogative pronouns?

Interrogative pronouns are pronouns that introduce a question. -what, who, and which are interrogative pronouns.


In the following sentences, what are -I- and -you-?
I want to call Brad tomorrow. Will you give me his number?

-I- and -you- personal pronouns that are also the subjects of the sentences. Therefore, they are subject personal pronouns.


Explain the difference between the two uses of -her- in the following sentence:
"Billy, you know that's her book; give it back to her," the teacher said.

The first is a possessive pronoun (her book), and the second is an objective pronoun (to her).


What is a subject case?

A subject case is the form nouns or pronouns assume when acting as subjects. Ex: I filled the balloon. He loves pudding. Luke delivers the eggs. (I, he, and Luke are in the subject case)


Can objective pronouns be the subject of sentences?

No. Objective pronouns such as -him- or -me- cannot be the subject of sentences.


What's wrong with the following sentence?
Me went to the circus.

-Me- is not a subject case pronoun: it is an object case. The sentence should read -I went to the circus.-


Is there an error in the following sentence?
Those mittens are perfect for her.

No. The sentence is correct. -Her- is an object case pronoun and is receiving the action of the sentence.


Find the possessive pronouns in the following sentence:
Your cat and my dog should go to the Hendersons' and hang out with their pets.

The possessive pronouns are -your, my, and their.


Is anything wrong with the following sentence?
Suzie sang to Ken and I.

Yes. -I- is not an objective pronoun. The sentence should read:
Suzie sang to Ken and me.


Find the personal pronouns in the following sentence:
Chris and I like to eat popcorn when we go to the movies, but you and Julie prefer Junior Mints.

-I- and -you- are personal pronouns.


What are personal pronouns?

Personal pronouns are pronouns that change form depending on their antecedents. They fall into three categories: First person pronouns: I/me. Second person pronouns: you/. Third person pronouns: he/she/him/her/they.


-Me- and -them- are what type of pronoun?

-Me- and -them- are objective pronouns.


what are possessive pronouns?

A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that indicates ownership. -My, his, yours- are possessive pronouns.


What is a subject personal pronouns?

A subject personal pronoun is a personal pronoun that acts as the subject of a sentence. I/she/they can be subject personal pronouns.


-He- and -she- are what type of pronouns?

-He/she- are subject personal pronouns


-His/Your- are what type of pronoun?

-His/Your- are possessive pronouns


What's the difference between objective pronouns and possessive pronouns?

Obj. pronouns= object of the sentence (me/her)
possessive pronouns= indicate ownership (my/his)


What is a noun/pronoun case?

It is the form in which the noun or pronoun relates to the other words in the sentence. There are three types of cases: subject____, possessive_____, objective _______. Objective case has several subdivisions, including direct/indirect object.


In what case are the pronouns in the following sentence?
I know you would prefer to see his band perform, but you're here with me instead.

-I- and -You- are subject case prnouns and -his- is a possessive case pronoun. -You're- is a contraction consisting of the subject case pronoun -you- and -are-


What is a pronoun?

A pronoun replaces a noun without naming the noun. Often, a pronoun will refer back to a previously named noun (an antecedent). There are many types of pronouns, including personal, demonstrative, and indefinitive.
Ex: Mike eats bacon by the pound, which he thinks is healthier than eating carbs.
(He- is the pronoun that refers to Mike, the antecedent)


What is an antecedent?

An antecedent is the previously named noun to which a pronoun refers.
EX: Heather just barely managed to graduate from medical school. She did not share this information with her patients. (she- is the antecedent.)


What is an indirect object?

An indirect object is a noun/pronoun that identifies to whom or for whom the object is performed. An indirect object can be identified by asking to whom, for whom, or for what the verb's action was taken.
EX: In the sentence -You gave me the pears-, -me- is the person to whom the pears were given. Therefore -me- is the indirect object.


What is a prepositional object?

A prepositional object is a noun/pronoun/noun phrase that ends a phrase begun by a preposition.
EX: You gave the pears to me. (the prepositional object is -me-)