Parts of Speech: Pronoun

Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

2. Pronoun / Personal Pronoun

A pronoun is a word that may be a substitute to replace a person or thing and can be singular or plural.

1. Subject Pronouns – they are used as the subjects of a sentence
ex: I, we, you, he, she, they, it

2. Object Pronouns – they are used as direct or indirect objects
ex: me, you, him, her, it

3. Possessive Pronouns – they are used to show ownership
ex: my, mine, our,  yours, his, hers, their,  its

4. Reflexive Pronouns – they are used to reflect back to the subject or subjects
ex: myself, yourselves, himself, herself, themselves

5. Demonstrative Pronouns – they are used to show something
ex: this, that, these, those

PRACTICE

Fill in the blanks with a pronoun

1. ___ didn’t go to the park because our teachers gave us a lot of assignments to finish.
2. Are ___ the shoes next to the door the ones you were looking for?
3. When I went to the kitchen, I slipped on the floor and twisted ___ ankle.
4. It was ___ problem to begin with because they were the ones that caused it to happen.
5. I saw the kitten ___ at the pet store.

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