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Get familiar with the different type of pronouns below.

Demonstrative Pronouns

this that these those

It represents a location of a thing or things.
If the thing is near then use this or these.
If the thing is far then use that or those.

Examples:

  • This is bad.
  • Do you like this?
  • This is more difficult than that.
  • That sounds good.
  • Did you enjoy that?
  • These are my sons.
  • Have you bought these?
  • Those are growing quickly.
  • Have they taken those?
  • These are more tasty than those.
  • Make sure you understand the difference between a demonstrative pronoun and a demonstrative adjective. The words are the same but a demonstrative pronoun stands alone and a demonstrative adjective is placed before a noun and modifies (describes) the noun.


    This, That, These, Those - Song


    Indefinite Pronouns

    These pronouns do not refer to any specific objects, beings or places. They are non-specific.

    somebody anybody nobody everybody
    someone anyone no one everyone
    something anything nothing everything
    another each either enough
    less little much they
    one other you both
    few fewer many neither
    others several all any
    more most none some

    Use ending -body or -one for people and ending in -thing for things.

    Examples:

    Great beer! Please give me another?
    Can anyone play chess?
    I told Mary and Peter that I have seen a ghost but neither believes me.
    One was strong but the other was weak.
    The two men want work. I think both are unemployed.
    Few can handle this stress.
    Many have no idea how to solve this problem.
    Surely others have done it before us.
    Most have seen it.
    Some understand it, others do not.
    Several were laughing.
    They say that there is no work.



    Reflexive Pronouns (or Intensive)

    myself yourself himself herself
    itself ourselves yourselves themselves

    Example: I enjoyed myself.
    You should trust yourself.
    The man did the job himself.
    The girl bought a car herself.
    The cat bites itself.
    We do the work ourselves.
    The people enjoyed themselves.

    Reflexive Pronouns are placed near the subject and refer ("reflect") back to the subject of a sentence.

    Intensive Pronouns

    Intensive Pronouns are the same words but are placed right near the subject.

    An Intensive Pronoun is not essential to the meaning of a sentence but adds emphasis to a statement. If you remove the intensive pronoun from a sentence, it still makes sense.

    Examples:
    I myself got very upset.
    You yourself are a lazy worker!
    The president himself donated some money.
    The actress herself showed me the book.
    The dog itself made a mess of my kitchen.
    We ourselves did all the work.
    You yourselves can go to Europe.

    Read more about Intensive Pronouns at Wikipedia







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