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:
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
"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:
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.
Singular or Plural