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Bianca and Erin went to the mall to shop for their prom dresses.

Bianca found the exact dress that she was looking for.
Erin found a dress that she loved, but it wasnt her size.
The salesperson helped Erin look for it in another color.

Personal pronouns reveal the


writers point of view!

Personal Essays, Memoirs, Autobiographies


I, me
We, us
Letters, Presentations, Technical Writing
You
You
Fiction, Academic Writing
He, she, it, him, her
They, them

Eight Types of Pronouns

1. Personal
2. Possessive
3. Reflexive
4. Intensive

5. Interrogative
6. Demonstrative
7. Relative
8. Indefinite

Possessive Pronouns
Shows ownership or belonging
This is our classroom.

May be used to replace a possessive noun.


The unclaimed homework assignment is hers.
(The unclaimed homework assignment is Laurens.)

Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns


THEY LOOK IDENTICAL! (end in self)
Different functions:
Reflexive: reflects an action back on the noun or pronoun
Ms. Harris helped herself to her students fruit snacks.

Intensive: adds emphasis to a noun or pronoun in the same sentence


No one asked Ms. Harris herself if she needed help. They assumed she had it under
control.

Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns


Tricks!!!
Intensive pronouns are dispensable.
No one asked Ms. Harris herself if she needed help. They assumed she had it under
control.

Eight Types of Pronouns

1. Personal
2. Possessive
3. Reflexive
4. Intensive

5. Interrogative
6. Demonstrative
7. Relative
8. Indefinite

Interrogative Pronouns
Used to ask a question
who

whom

which

what

Example: Whose wallet is this?


Example: What should we do to prepare for the test?

You can memorize these!

whose

Demonstrative Pronouns
Points out a specific person, place, thing or idea
This

These (near in space/time)

That Those (distant in space/time)


Example: Read the instructions, even those in small print.

You can also memorize these! (that was a demonstrative pronoun! So was
that!!)

Relative Pronouns
Introduce a subordinate clause (statement that cannot stand alone as a
sentence)

who

whom

which

whose

that

Example: Ms. Harris is the only teacher who cant reach the top of the board.

Remember: these pronouns can also be interrogative depends on the


sentence!

Indefinite Pronouns
Does not refer to a specific person or thing
Example: Someone left their phone in class.
Example: The snowstorm closed most of the schools.
Common Indefinite Pronouns
Singular

Another, anybody, anyone, each, either, everyone, much, neither,


nobody, nothing, somebody, someone, something

Plural

Both, few, many, several

Singular or Plural

All, any, more, most, none, some