C. Pronouns

II. Pronouns
IX. Sentence and Clause: Types, Structure, and Common Problems
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(Brief Notes by Huifang Peng)
# What is a pronoun?
--A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase that has been mentioned earlier (as its antecedent). Accordingly,
--the nature and function of pronouns are similar to those of nouns. Furthermore,
--a pronoun should match its antecedent in number.

# types of pronouns
1. personal pronouns
--is a pronoun "designating the person speaking (I, me, we, us), the person spoken to (you), or the person or thing spoken about (he, she, it, they, him, her, them)." (from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/...)
--3 pronoun cases for personal pronouns: subjective, objective, and possessive (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they / me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them / my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their)
2. reflexive pronouns: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves
--a reflexive pronoun is a personal pronoun compounded with -self or -selves
--"We use a reflexive pronoun as a direct object when the object is the same as the subject of the verb." (from http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/...)
3. demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these, those
--indicating specific person(s), group(s), or thing(s).
4. indefinite pronouns: some, any, one, ones, each, every, both, all, another, the other, other, others, the others, many, few, etc.
--a pronoun that has no specific referent
5. interrogative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, what
--a pronoun used in question
--all interrogative pronouns can be used as relative pronouns
6. relative pronouns: that, which, who, whom, whose, whatever, whichever, whoever, whomever, etc.
--"A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and has reference to an antecedent, as who in the child who is wearing a hat or that in the house that you live in." (from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/...)