Minggu, 09 Desember 2018

PERSONAL PRONOUNS


Hello everybody, last week we discussed about form of other. Today, I will explain to you about Personal Pronouns. A Pronoun is used in place of a noun. Pronouns are short words and can do everything that nouns can do. common pronouns are he, she , you, me, I, we, us, this, them, that.
Without pronouns, we'd constantly repeat nouns. 

For the first :

1. The noun it refers to is called the "antecendent" for example :

       a) I read a novel. It was good. 
           In a) : The pronoun it refers to the entecedent noun novel.

       b) I read some novels. They were good.
           In b) : The pronoun they refers to the entecedent noun some novels.

      * A singular pronoun is used to refer to A singular noun. A plural pronoun is used to refer to a plural noun.

2. Sometimes the antecedent noun is understood, not explicitly stated. For example :
       
        c) I like noodle. Do you like noodle too?
             In c) : I refers to the speaker, and you refers to the person the speaker is talking to.

3. Subjects pronoun are used as subjects of sentences. For example :

         d) Budi has a car. He drives to work.

4. Object pronouns are used as the objects of verbs. For example :
         e) Tara works in my office. I know him well.

5. Posessive pronouns are not allowed immediately by a noun;they stand alone. For example :

         f) That book is hers. Yours is over there.

6. Possesive adjectives are followed immediately by a noun;they do not stand alone. For example :
  
         g) Her book is here. Your book is over there.




Pronoun Exercise

       1. This is ____ speaking.
             a. John
             b. He
             c. Am
             d. He John

       2. Anna is as smart as ____ is.
             a. She
             b. Me
             c. I
             d. We

       3. Terry is taller than ____ am.
             a. He
             b. She
             c. I
             d. We


Answers

          1. B. He
          2. A. She
          3. C. I










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