Pronouns

A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. The most common are the personal pronouns in the subjective form: I, you, he, she, it, we, they.

  • We will loose this match.
  • He and his brother work together.
  • She is beautiful.

The purpose of pronouns is to make your sentences less repetitive and awkward.

Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are used to indicate possession. For example:

  • His car is dirty.
  • I love my daughters.
  • This watch is mine.

Objective pronouns

Examples of objective pronouns are:

  • I gave you my wallet yesterday.
  • Our team dissapointed us.
  • Do you love her?

It is very common to confuse the subjective and objective forms:

  • The teacher teaches you and me.
  • You are the object, the subjective form would be incorrect.

BUT:

  • You and I go to the same school.
  • You are the subject, the objective form would be incorrect.

Reflexive form

A reflexive pronoun is pronoun that is preceded by what it refers to.

  • She looked like she wanted to kill herself.
  • I cannot help myself staring at her.

Other pronouns

Apart from the personal pronouns there are other pronouns like: nobody, anybody, who.