Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pronouns

Pronouns are used to replace a noun already referred to, that is,
We use them instead of repeating the noun:
Example:
·         The Duck decided to go to the river. She took a lot of food with her.
·          ... The frog had a huge pile of food. He picked it all up ...
·         This house will go to the children. It will be theirs after my death.
The pronoun it is used in some impersonal expressions.
Example
·         It was a beautiful summer's day.
·         It is raining.
We distinguish three persons to which pronouns refer
·         The persons speaking: I and we (first person)
·         The persons speaking to: you (second person)
·         The persons spoken about: he/she and they
·         The things spoken about: it and they

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