Pronouns and Antecedents
Words to Know
pronoun: a word that takes the place of one or more nouns
personal pronoun: a pronoun that identifies the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken about
antecedent: the noun or nouns that the pronoun refers to or stands for
reflexive pronoun: a pronoun that refers to a noun or pronoun already named
possessive pronoun: a pronoun that shows ownership or relationship
indefinite pronoun: a pronoun that does not replace a particular noun; the antecedent often is not known
- Identify personal pronouns and their antecedents.
- Use reflexive pronouns.
- Use posessive pronouns.
- Use indefinite pronouns.
- Write sentences using pronouns and antecedents.
- Apply knowledge of pronouns and antecedents to a thank-you note and a biography.