September 2, 2014

Pronouns: The basics

Pronouns stand in for nouns. They allow us to eliminate the repetition and awkwardness that would come with having to use nouns repeatedly. For example, consider the following sentences written with pronouns and nouns and then with nouns … [Read more...]

Pronouns: Personal

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Personal pronouns stand in for people, places, things and ideas. (1st person) I, Me, My, Mine,We, Us, Our, Ours (2nd Person) You, Your, Yours (3rd Person) He, Him, His, She, Her, Hers, They, Them, Their, Theirs, It, Its, Who, … [Read more...]

Case: Nominative

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Using the nominative case indicates that the pronoun is acting as the subject of a given clause or as a predicate nominative following a linking verb. Subjective Pronouns Singular I, she, he, it Plural we, they Singular and … [Read more...]

Case: Objective

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Using the objective case indicates that the pronoun is acting as an object. Objective Pronouns Singular me, her, him, it Plural us, them Singular and Plural you. whom A pronoun as a direct object My dog likes … [Read more...]

Case: Possessive

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Using the possessive case indicates that the pronoun is showing ownership. Possessive Pronouns Singular my, mine her, hers, his, its Plural our, ours their, theirs Singular and Plural your, yours whose   With … [Read more...]