English Topic 19 - Pronouns


Pronouns are commonly tested in 11 plus exams.

Examples

All pronouns can be substituted for a noun in a sentence:

Personal pronouns show us the gender and number of the person/people it replaces e.g. I, me, she, he, you, they, us, we, it, him, her

Possessive pronouns show ownership e.g. mine, your, yours, his, hers, their, theirs, ours, its

Indefinite pronouns are used where there is not a specific person or thing e.g. some, anything, everyone, everybody, all, nobody few

Relative pronouns connect a noun or another pronoun to a clause/phrase e.g. that, whichever, whomever, who, whom, which

Subject pronouns are pronouns that are used for the subject of a verb in a sentence e.g. ‘He swam many lengths.’ ,’ I attend a good school’

Object pronouns are pronouns that receive the action in a sentence e.g. ‘Lunch was served to you.’, ‘ Harry wants to talk to me.’

Topic Videos

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