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Personal Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives

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Personal Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives

  1. 1. PERSONAL PRONOUNS, POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS AND POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
  2. 2. PRONOUN OR ADJECTIVE? <ul><li>A pronoun substitutes a noun or a whole noun phrase: </li></ul><ul><li>The house is red. </li></ul><ul><li>It is red. </li></ul><ul><li>An adjective accompanies a noun in a noun phrase: </li></ul><ul><li>John’s house is red. </li></ul><ul><li>His house is red. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SUBJECT PERSONAL PRONOUNS (Before verbs as subjects) <ul><li>Mary is terribly upset today. </li></ul><ul><li>She is terribly upset today. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom’s house is red and white. </li></ul><ul><li>It is red and white. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan and Pete want to go to the party. </li></ul><ul><li>They want to go to the party. </li></ul><ul><li>* Is Dad travelling to London next week? </li></ul><ul><li>Is he travelling to London next week? </li></ul>3RD PLURAL 2ND PLURAL 1ST PLURAL 3RD SINGULAR (THING) 3RD SINGULAR (FEMALE) 3RD SINGULAR (MALE) 2ND SINGULAR 1ST SINGULAR THEY YOU WE IT SHE HE YOU I
  4. 4. OBJECT PERSONAL PRONOUNS (After verbs as objects) <ul><li>I gave my husband a very nice surprise. </li></ul><ul><li>I gave him a very nice surprise. </li></ul><ul><li>All the students did their exercises </li></ul><ul><li>yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>All the students did them yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>I will go to the party with Sam . </li></ul><ul><li>I will go to the party with him . </li></ul>3RD PLURAL 2ND PLURAL 1ST PLURAL 3RD SINGULAR (THING) 3RD SINGULAR (FEMALE) 3RD SINGULAR (MALE) 2ND SINGULAR 1ST SINGULAR THEM YOU US IT HER HIM YOU ME
  5. 5. POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS (Not followed by a noun) <ul><li>This house is Tom’s . </li></ul><ul><li>This house is his . </li></ul><ul><li>Whose car is this? It’s mine . </li></ul><ul><li>This is her idea. </li></ul><ul><li>This idea is hers . </li></ul>3RD PLURAL 2ND PLURAL 1ST PLURAL 3RD SINGULAR (THING) 3RD SINGULAR (FEMALE) 3RD SINGULAR (MALE) 2ND SINGULAR 1ST SINGULAR THEIRS YOURS OURS ITS HERS HIS YOURS MINE
  6. 6. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES (Before the noun in a noun phrase) <ul><li>It is tom’s house. </li></ul><ul><li>It is his house. </li></ul><ul><li>This is Susan’s car. </li></ul><ul><li>This is her car. </li></ul><ul><li>Those are my parents’ keys. </li></ul><ul><li>Those are their keys. </li></ul>3RD PLURAL 2ND PLURAL 1ST PLURAL 3RD SINGULAR (THING) 3RD SINGULAR (FEMALE) 3RD SINGULAR (MALE) 2ND SINGULAR 1ST SINGULAR THEIR YOUR OUR ITS HER HIS YOUR MY
  7. 7. THEIR THEIRS THEM THEY 3RD PLURAL YOUR YOURS YOU YOU 2ND PLURAL OUR OURS US WE 1ST PLURAL ITS ITS IT IT 3RD SINGULAR (THING) HER HERS HER SHE 3RD SINGULAR (FEMALE) HIS HIS HIM HE 3RD SINGULAR (MALE) YOUR YOURS YOU YOU 2ND SINGULAR MY MINE ME I 1ST SINGULAR POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS OBJECT PERSONAL PRONOUNS SUBJECT PERSONAL PRONOUNS PERSON

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