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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Pronouns

 
 

Definition

Pronouns replace subjects and objects in sentences. A pronoun has the same meaning as the subject or object word it replaces.

Example

   
Harry likes his job. He is a teacher.

Explanation

Pronouns --

  • can be subjects or objects.
    • If they come before the verb they are subject pronouns.
    • If they come after the verb they are object pronouns.
  • can show possession.
  • have different functions:
    • Subject pronouns replace nouns before the verb.
    • Object pronouns replace nouns after the verb.
    • Possessive pronouns replace object nouns and show possession.
  • "There" can be used to replace nouns that name a place. For example: "I live in Victoria. It is a beautiful city. I am very happy there."

Related Sections

Count & Non-Count Nouns
Determiners: Demonstratives
Direct & Indirect Objects
Possessive Adjectives
Questions
Simple Sentences