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English Intensive – Useful summary information and examples on Pronouns

By Maurice Burnett

SUBJECT NOUNS – These refer to the ones doing the verb / action / urn, urn. - Subject + Verb (+Direct Object (+ Indirect Object, …..))

Person Singular Plural


Ist
2nd
3rd John / Shirley / Power Ships

(SUBJECT / OBJECT) Possessive Adjectives + Noun – These refer to the ones doing the verb / action / urn, urn. - Subject Noun (where applicable) + Verb
(+Direct Object (+ Indirect Object, …..))

Person Singular Plural


Ist My book – My book is red. Our home – Our home is very comfortable.
2nd Your pen – My pen is blue. Your class – Your class is very busy.
3rd His / Her / Its life – Her life is just beginning. Their room – Their room is very spacious.

(SUBJECT / OBJECT) Possessive Pronoun – These refer to the ones doing the verb / action / urn, urn. - Subject Noun (where applicable) + Verb (+Direct
Object (+ Indirect Object, …..))

Person Singular Plural


Ist Mine – Mine is blue. Ours – Ours is complete.
2nd Yours – Yours is green. Yours – Yours is just starting.
3rd His / Hers / Its – Its is black. Theirs – Theirs is just over.

SUBJECT PRONOUNS – These refer to the ones doing the verb / action / urn, urn. - Subject + Verb (+Direct Object (+ Indirect Object, …..))

Person Singular Plural


Ist I We
2nd You You
3rd He / She / It They

By Maurice Burnett
English Intensive – Useful summary information and examples on Pronouns
By Maurice Burnett

DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS – (Imagine demonstrating by pointing at something or some things)  This; That; These; Those

Singular Plural
Example
Pronoun Explanation Pronoun Explanation
This Refers something very local. This (demonstrative pronoun) is mine
(possessive pronoun).

Contrasting adjective to pronoun:

This (demonstrative adjective) pen is your


(possessive adjective) pen.
That Refers to something non-local. That (demonstrative pronoun) is yours
(possessive pronoun).

Contrasting adjective to pronoun:


That (demonstrative adjective) book is your
(possessive adjective) book.

These Refers to something very local. These (demonstrative pronoun) belong to


him (accusative object pronoun).

Contrasting adjective to pronoun:


These (demonstrative adjective) papers are
his (possessive adjective) papers.
Those Refers to some things non-local. Those (demonstrative pronoun) are yours
(possessive pronoun).

Contrasting adjective to pronoun:


Those (demonstrative adjective) keys are
her (possessive adjective) keys.

By Maurice Burnett