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A Pronoun is a word that takes the place of a Noun
or Noun Phrase, for example:
(S1) The bird (Noun Phrase) is on the branch.
(S2) It is on the branch.
(S3)We met our favourite aunt, yesterday. (Noun
(S4) We met her, yesterday.
In this tutorial, we will learn about and use the fol-
(1) Personal Pronouns: Subject & Object Pronouns
(2) Possessive Pronouns
(3) Interrogative Pronouns
(4) Demonstrative Pronouns
A. PERSONALPRONOUNS:- (1) Subject Pronouns
These are so called because they replace nouns/
noun phrases that are the Subjects in sentences.
Subject Pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, you
(Plural) and they.
(S1) The vendor (He) sells fish at the market.
(S2) That flower (It) is very beautiful.
(S3) Can Sherene (she) visit us, tomorrow?
(S4) Dave and I (We) are members of our cricket
*Note:-- Subject Pronouns also follow the verb "to
(a) It was he (not 'him') who met us, yesterday.
(b) It is they (not 'them') who are our neighbours.
(B) OBJECT PRONOUNS
These pronouns replace nouns/noun phrases that
are the Objects in sentences. OBJECT PRONOUNS
include me, you (Singular and Plural), him, her, it, us
(S1) Jason kicked the ball (it) into the open goal.
(S2) They met my sister and me (us) at the Mall,
*Note:-- Object Pronouns are also used after
(S1) The dog ran after (Prep.) Jimmy (him).
(S2) Joan spent an hour by (Prep.) her two friends
(them) during the week end.
PRACTICE EXERCISE:- 1 (Refer to 1 and 2, above)
Write "Obj." (Object) or "Subj." (Subject) to de-
scribe the pronoun that can be used to replace
each of the following underlined words or phrases.
(S1) Chelsea was playing with her two puppies.
(Obj.) - after the preposition "with"
(S2)Chelsea was playing with her two puppies.
(a) The squirrel had jumped across the branch.
(b) We found the guests sitting in the patio.
(c) My brother and I will assist our neighbour, to-
(d) Isn't it Mary who is our school's netball captain?
(e) Our grandparents were sitting behind my par-
ents and me. (____________)
(f) It was those people who were at the function.
(g) Jeanine is a better tennis player than my sister,
(h) Don't you know that Mr. Jones, our Principal
lives near to our school? (____________)
PRACTICE EXERCISE:- 2 (Refer to the list of Sub-
ject and Object Pronouns, above)
Write, within the brackets, a suitable pronoun to
replace each underlined noun/noun phrase.
Yesterday, we met our favourite cousin, Shar-
lene (her) at the fiesta.
(a) Mrs. Davies owns three beautiful cats
(b) My sister and I (____________) are accompany-
ing Mariella to the movies, tomorrow.
(c) Daddy paid the plumber (____________) after he
had completed the repairs.
(d) Sherrie shared the cake between Natasha and
(e) The vendor handed the huge bunch of flowers
(____________) to the customer.
(f) All the guests (____________) were seated in
the large room.
(g) There, amidst the heavy traffic, our friend, Carl
(____________) was helping an elderly woman to
cross the street.
(h) Don't you know that Pigeon Point (___________)
is one of the popular beaches in Tobago?
PRACTICE EXERCISE:- 3 (Refer to the *note about
Subject Pronouns, above)
Circle the correct pronoun within the brackets.
(i) Is it (her ; she) who borrowed your notes?
(ii) It was (we ; us) who won the match at school,
(iii) Wasn't it (me ; I) who gave you that present for
(iv) It is (he; him) whom we met ,this morning.
(v) Isn't it (them; they) who will visit us during the
B. POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
Possessive Pronouns show ownership and include
mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs.
(S1) My drawing is as beautiful as your drawing
(S2) Your plums are ripe but my plums (mine)
PRACTICE EXERCISE:- 4 (Refer to B, above)
Underline one (1) of the given answers, below to
complete each of the following sentences.
(a) That game belongs to us. It is (his; ours).
(b) Ms. Selvon gave them the tickets. The tickets
are (theirs; ours).
(c) Your blouse is on the rack but my blouse (yours;
mine) is in the drawer.
Two of the trapezium shaped table tops are
pushed together to form one table top that is a
regular hexagon. What is the perimeter of the
hexagonal table top?
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