In this video, learn how to use all eight pronoun categories. Judy Steiner-Williams provides a brief review before each pronoun category is discussed in detail. She covers advanced pronoun concerns like clear antecedents, correct case, and anticipatory references, and examples are presented to demonstrate proper use.
- [Instructor] When you see those words,…do you think I'm arrogant that I just lose all…my credibility of knowing grammar, or did you chuckle?…I so hope you chuckled.…Let's do that quick review before we tackle…some of the more weighty pronoun issues.…A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun…but not all the pronoun categories can be easily placed…under that broad definition.…First personal pronouns, that's the group…most people think of when they hear the word pronoun.…Personal pronouns have gender, he, masculine,…she, feminine, it, neutral,…number, it, she singular, they, plural,…person, I, first, you, second person, they, third,…and case, subjective, I, he, they,…objective, me, her,…and possessive, its and their.…
In addition to personal pronouns, there's more groups.…Demonstrative, those and these,…interrogative, which one,…indefinite, some, somebody,…reciprocal, each other,…relative, who, which, that,…reflective and intensive, myself.…That completes the review of what pronouns are…and how they function, but let's do another quick review.…
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