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Post by Anthony Villarama on December 28, 2017

What is the difference of their and theirs? And can you give an example?

Another questions is how does relative pronoun modifies noun and pronoun?

Please help. Thank you.

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Post by Angela Qian on May 13, 2017

just a thought, but can you please add a lecture about similes, personifications, hyperbole, etc.? Thank you sooooo much! =)

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Post by muslim ali on January 28, 2017

whats is your sis name

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Post by Ting Long Cheung on September 27, 2014

How to use "whom" exactly? The sentence "For whom are you calling?", can it just be "whom are you calling?"?

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Post by rongqiang zhang on April 8, 2014

The fourth sentence in the last example "Find the Pronouns"

"I'm sure that cat, which always comes around the dinner time...."
I think that I'm is an abbreviation for the word 'I am', so "I" should be a personal pronoun right?

and in the same sentence "Just keep telling yourself that everyone likes a friendly person." why "that" is not a pronoun?

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Post by Bruno Fulep on April 7, 2014

Hi, at the sentence, "Just keep telling yourself that everyone likes a friendly person." Isn´t "that" a pronoun?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Feb 1, 2014 5:10 PM

Post by Ru-Ping Chen on February 1, 2014

For interrogative pronouns, how come why and where are not included? What makes why and where not pronouns?

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Wed Oct 2, 2013 9:12 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on September 20, 2013

In the fifth sentence, "Just keep telling yourself that everyone likes a friendly person.", how is the word that functioning in that sentence?

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Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:22 PM

Post by Aniket Dhawan on September 14, 2013

Is a dependent clause the same as a subordinate clause?

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Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on June 25, 2013

If pronouns replace nouns, what are adjective pronouns?

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Fri May 31, 2013 11:26 AM

Post by Beverly Terry on May 31, 2013

Which one do you want? which - interrogative; one - indefinite; you - singular personal. Is that correct? Or, should it be: "Is this correct?"

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Fri May 31, 2013 2:59 PM

Post by Vivek Bansal on May 30, 2013

Why isn't I'm a pronoun? Since it would we broken up into I and am, and I is a pronoun.

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Thu May 2, 2013 1:52 AM

Post by Peter de Joux on May 2, 2013

Whose yacht> Why is (whose) a pronoun and not a adjective in the last example?

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Sun Mar 3, 2013 12:29 PM

Post by binti farah on March 3, 2013

i dont understand and can i have a specific idea of a pronoun ?????

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Sun Mar 3, 2013 12:28 PM

Post by thilani Kiripitige on February 9, 2013

hello this is good for me

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Post by Su Jung Leem on August 8, 2012

what is the difference between our and ours and your and yours and their and theirs ?

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Last reply by: Professor Needham
Tue Oct 9, 2012 6:08 PM

Post by DIntre Smith on June 25, 2012

Great lecture! In the last slide of the presentation, why is "that" in the second sentence a pronoun, but "that" in the 5th sentence is not? They both seem to be demonstrative pronouns.

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Post by corey byrd on June 11, 2012

Very helpful,I'm sure i will ace my GED class.


  • Pronouns stand in for nouns.
  • Personal pronouns stand in for people.
  • Possessive pronouns indicate ownership.
  • Reflexive pronouns indicate that the subject of the verb also receives the action.
  • Relative pronouns introduce dependent clauses.
  • Demonstrative pronouns “point” to specific people, places, and things.
  • Indefinite pronouns stand in for non-specific people, places, and things.
  • Interrogative pronouns introduce questions.
  • Pronouns do the job of nouns; adjectives modify nouns. If you’re not sure about a word and it’s followed by a noun, it’s an adjective; if it’s not, it’s a pronoun.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • What is a Pronoun? 0:33
    • Takes Place Of Nouns
  • Personal Pronouns 1:13
    • Singular
    • Plural
  • Find the Personal Pronouns Practice 1:43
  • Find the Personal Pronouns Answers 1:59
  • Possessive Pronouns 2:33
    • Function
  • Find the Possessive Pronouns Practice 3:01
  • Find the Possessive Pronouns Answers 3:16
  • Reflexive Pronouns 3:41
    • Function
  • Find the Reflexive Pronouns Practice 4:05
  • Find the Reflexive Pronouns Answers 4:24
  • Relative Pronouns 4:50
    • Function
  • Wait! What's a Clause? 5:04
    • Clause
    • Independent Clause
    • Subordinate Clause
  • Find the Relative Pronouns Practice 5:40
  • Find the Relative Pronouns Answers 6:00
  • Demonstrative Pronouns 7:11
    • Function
  • Find the Demonstrative Pronouns Practice 7:34
  • Find the Demonstrative Pronouns Answers 7:45
  • Indefinite Pronouns 8:14
    • Function
  • Find the Indefinite Pronouns Practice 8:48
  • Find the Indefinite Pronouns Answers 9:13
  • Interrogative Pronouns 9:49
    • Function
  • Find the Interrogative Pronouns Practice 10:06
  • Find the Interrogative Pronouns Answers 10:24
  • Telling Pronouns from Adjectives 10:45
    • How to Tell Apart
    • Examples
  • Find the Pronouns Practice 12:05
  • Find the Pronouns Answers 12:31