• Mrs. LaFrances Pronoun Reference Guide

    First person pronouns are all those that can refer to the speaker:

    I       me        we      us

    Second person pronouns refer to the person(s) spoken to:

    you

    Third person pronouns refer to who or what is spoken of:

    he      him      she     her     it     they    them

     

    Singular Pronouns are:

    I      me     you    he    him    she    her     it

    Plural Pronouns are:

    we     us    you    they    them

     

    Possessive Personal Pronouns are:

    mine      yours      hers       his     its     ours    theirs

    A possessive pronoun indicates that the pronoun is defines who owns a particular object or person.

     

    Relative Pronouns are:

    who     whom     that     which

    whoever          whomever      whichever

    A relative pronoun is used to link one phrase or clause to another phrase or clause.

     "who" and "whoever" to refer to the subject of a clause or sentence.

    "whom" and "whomever" to refer to the objects of a verb, a verbal or a preposition.

     

    Reflexive Pronouns are:

    myself    yourself    herself    himself   itself

    ourselves   yourselves      themselves

     

    Reflexive pronouns refer back to the subject of the clause or sentence.

              

    Demonstrative Pronouns are:

    Singular

    this (close)   

    that (far)  

    Plural  

    these(close)

    those (far)    

    Interrogative Pronouns are:

    who          whom        which        what

    Also the suffix "ever" can be added to create   "whoever," "whomever," "whichever," and "whatever".

    "who," "whom," and occasionally "which" are used to refer to people.

    which" and "what" are used to refer to things and to animals.

     

    "who" acts as the subject of a verb.

    "whom" acts as the object of a verb, preposition, or a verbal.

    Indefinite Pronouns

    Singular

    Plural

    Singular or Plural

    another

    both

    all

    anyone

    few

    any

    each

    many

    more

    everyone

    others

    most

    everybody

    several

    none

    everything

     

    some

    much

    nobody

    nothing

    other

    someone

    anybody

    anything

    either

    little

    neither

    no one

    one

    somebody

    something