Sunday, August 06, 2006


Explanation and examples of the different pronouns and their use in English


Pronouns are words that we can put into sentences instead of nouns.

There are two kinds of pronouns:
  • Personal pronouns: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
  • Possessive pronouns : mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs.
They are often used to avoind having to repeat a noun that has previously been used:

Michael is a good boy. Every Saturday Michael gets out a bucket and a sponge and cleans the family cars. Michael's mum and dad are always very pleased when Michael cleans the cars. Michaels mum and dad give Michael £5 for each car that he washes. Michael saves his money all year round and uses it to go on holiday with his friend James. Michael and James like to go to the seaside. Michael and James go to Scarborough for a week every summer...

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