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Mastering the Mechanics: Introduction to Pronouns

Last updated 5/31/2016

 

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Background changes to a close up of a dictionary page and a bright green box that reads: “Mastering the Mechanics: Introduction to Pronouns”

Slide changes to a mostly gray slide with the heading: Pronouns

Below the text reads:

Replace a noun

The teacher gave the rest to the students

She gave it to them

Singular

I
* you
he
she
it

me
* you
him
her
it
mine
* yours
his
hers
myself
* yourself
himself
herself
itself
Plural ** we
** you
they
** us
* you
them
** ours
* yours
theirs
** ourselves
* yourself
themselves

 

Tip: Avoid the second person in scholarly writing:

Rather than this: I am going to tell you about childhood obesity

Try this: This paper is about childhood obesity

Additional resource: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/partsofspeech

Audio: Pronouns. Pronouns are words that replace a noun. So in this example, we have a few nouns that are in blue text here. The teacher gave the test to the students. And in this second sentence here we've replaced these nouns with pronouns. "She gave it to them". Here's this chart that lists pretty much all of the pronouns that you'll be using in your writing. And we also have additional resources on pronouns.

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