Pronouns - take the place of a noun

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Subject Pronouns (SP)-are the subject of the sentence
  • I
  • we
  • he
  • she
  • it
  • they
  • you

sp v   adv   adv 
I ran very quickly.  
  • Who is this sentence about?  I

sp      v   p  A  op
He went to a store.
  • Who is this sentence about? he

sp     c sp hv   v      A   do
She and I are taking a test.
  • Who is this sentence about?  she, I
Object Pronouns -do an object job in a sentence (OP)(DO)
  • me
  • us
  • him
  • her
  • it
  • them
  • you
 
    sp      v     p   op
   She talked to them.
  • to is a preposition.  
  • to what?  them.  
  • them is the object of the preposition (op).
  • since "them" is doing an object job, we use an object pronoun.

    sp     v     do
    He asked me.
  • asked whom?  me
  • this makes me a direct object.
  • since "me" is doing an object job, we use an object pronoun. (instead of the subject pronoun "I").
Possessive Pronouns (PPA)- show ownership and tell "which one" (adj)
  • my
  • our
  • his
  • her
  • its
  • their
  • your
  
               ppa
    That is their dog.
  • Which dog? their dog. Since "their" tells which one, it's an adjective.
  • Since "their" tells who the dog belongs to, "their" is possessive.
     
     ppa               
     Its bowl is empty.
  • Which bowl?  Its bowl. Since "Its" tells which one, it is an adjective.
  • Since "Its" tells who the bowl belongs to, it is possessive.

      ppa
      Your mom is funny. 
  • Which mom?  Your mom. Since "your" tells which one, it is an adjective.
  • Since "your" tells who mom belongs to, it is possessive.  
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