4th Class English Pronouns Pronoun

Pronoun

Category : 4th Class

Activity

Make a flow chart of the various varieties of pronouns giving an example of each of the variety.  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

This lesson will help you to:-

  • Know about pronouns and differentiate between various types of pronoun.  

 

QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW

Pronouns are words like I it which, who, that, his, herself. They are used in place of (pro) a noun. To avoid repetition, we use a pronoun for the second mentions of the same person or thing:

I saw the dog, I think it was chewing your shoe.

 

Now, let's study the different kinds of pronouns..

 

1. Personal Pronouns: Personal pronouns represent people or things. The personal pronouns are: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, them.

Personal pronouns are further divided into 3 persons-

  1. First person- the person speaking-1, we.
  2. Second person- person spoken to- you, yours.
  3. Third person- person spoken of- him, her, it.

2. Possessive Pronouns: Possessive pronouns indicate that something belongs to somebody/something. The possessive pronouns are: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, and theirs.

   

Example sentences:

This place is theirs.

Is that cat yours?

The prize will be his.

3. Reflexive Pronouns: "Reflexive" means "going back to itself." Reflexive pronouns show that the action affects the person who performs the action. Reflexive pronouns end in "-self" (singular) or "-selves" (plural). The reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves.  

 

Example sentences: He cut himself while shaving. I sent myself to bed. He could hurt himself!

4. Demonstrative Pronouns: "Demonstrative" means "showing, making something clear." Demonstrative pronouns point to things. The demonstrative pronouns are: this, that, these, those. Use "this" and "these" to talk about things that arenear in space or in time. Use "that" and "those" to talk about things that are farther away in space or time.

   

Example: This is the report I want. That is a big ship.

5. Interrogative Pronouns: "Interrogative" means "used in questions." Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. The interrogative pronouns are: who, whom, which, what, whose, whoever, whatever, whichever, whom ever.

Use "who" and "whom" to talk about people.

Use "which" and "what" to talk about animals and things.

Example sentences:

Who is your father?

Whom did you speak to?

 

PLAY TIME

Material required: lots of picture cards (a boy, a girl, a thing etc, basically nouns) with matching pronoun flash cards. (his, her ,him, them, it etc.) Place all the cards on the table face-down (or posted on the board in a similar way.) The picture cards and pronoun cards are to be placed separately. The class can be divided into two groups. The groups take turns turning over the cards. Each player in the group gets a chance to turn over two cards-one from the picture card section and the other from the pronoun card?s section. If they do not match, they have to be turned back again so everybody else cannot see. If they match, they stay as they are, with the pictures facing front and the child explains as to which kind of pronoun that is.

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