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13.3 Pronouns: Recognizing Pronouns

Pronouns offer short substitutes for nouns or for groups of words.

Talk to the dance teacher. The dance teacher He will know what to do. The person listening to me You will learn a lot from the dance teacher him. All people Everybody will agree with the person talking me.
Personal pronouns refer to specific people or things.

  Subject forms Object forms Possessive forms
  singular plural singular plural singular plural
1st person I we me us my / mine our / ours
2nd person you you you you your / yours your / yours
3rd person he
she
it
they
they
they
him
her
it
them
them
them
his
her / hers
its
their / theirs
their / theirs
their / theirs

Indefinite pronouns are less specific than personal pronouns and have fewer forms.

Singular only Singular or
plural
Plural only
everyone / everybody all both
anyone / anybody any few
someone / somebody some several
no one / nobody none many
each / much / one more  
either / neither most  

Other pronouns

Demonstrative   Relative
this
that
these
those
These point at
what they
refer to.
  who / whom
whose
which
that
These begin
dependent
modifying
clauses.

Application 1

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