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Chapter 4. Terms of Endearment: More Par... > Pronouns: Pinch Hitters - Pg. 40

Terms of Endearment: More Parts of Speech antecedent pronoun 40 Of course, there are different kinds of pronouns. Most of them have antecedents, but a few do not. Meet the pronoun family. 1. Personal pronouns refer to a specific person, place, object, or thing. Here are the major play- ers: Singular First person Second person Third person her, hers, it I, me, mine, my you, your, yours he, him, his, she, theirs, its Plural we, us, our, ours you, your, yours they, them, their, 2. 3. 4. Possessive pronouns show ownership. The possessive pronouns are yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs, whose. · Is this nice dead cat yours? · Yes, it's ours. Reflexive pronouns add information to a sentence by pointing back to a noun or pronoun near the beginning of the sentence. Reflexive pronouns end in - self or - selves. · Herman bought himself a life-size inflatable woman. · They all enjoyed themselves at Herman's expense. Intensive pronouns also end in -self or -selves, but they just add emphasis to the noun or pronoun. · Herman himself blew up the doll. · Herman said that he would be able to deflate the doll himself.