Pronouns

What are pronouns?

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2017-10-15 02:04:52

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns in a

sentence.

Pronouns are used to avoid repeating the same noun over

again.

Examples:

Instead of "David reads the paper when David comes home."

We would say "David reads the paper when he

comes home."

Instead of "Mary and John bought a new house. Mary and John have

asked for volunteers to help paint Mary and John's new house."

We would say "Mary and John bought a new house.

"margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:16px;">They have asked

for volunteers to help paint

"margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:16px;">their new

house."

More Examples:

Mary made this cake from Mary's mother's recipe.

OR: Mary made this cake from her mother's

recipe.

The Smiths painted the Smiths' house and replaced the house's

roof.

OR: The Smiths painted their house and replaced

its roof.

Mr. Carter is my neighbor. Mr. Carter gave me some of Mr.

Carter's tomatoes from Mr. Carter's garden.

OR: Mr. Carter is my neighbor. He gave me some of

his tomatoes from his garden.


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