Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Pronoun categories, part of Grammar Foundations.
Yes, pronouns have gender, …number, and case, …but pronouns also have seven additional categories: …demonstrative, intensive, reflective, …indefinite, relative, interrogative, and reciprocal. …That's quite a list. …The good news is …that memorizing those categories is not necessary. …As always, the focus is on being able to use …each correctly. …And there's more good news, …only a couple …generally create potential grammar problems. …Demonstrative first: …that, this, these, and those. …"That was extremely beneficial." …"This will be remembered for a long time." …"These are my favorites." …"Those should be filed." …Notice that in each sentence, …the reader needs to know what the reference is. …Both the writer and the reader …need to be familiar the with the left-out noun. …For example, that meeting, …or this ceremony, …these chairs, …those reports. …So as long as both the writer and the reader …are clear on the left-out word, …these are generally used correctly. …Next, let's look at the intensive …
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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