Pronouns

Pronouns are words used to take the place of nouns. By using pronouns we can talk about people or things without naming them. Pronouns help avoid repetition when we speak or write. Too much repetition makes our language seem disjointed.

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Let us understand pronouns meaning better with an example.

Tisha is lying on the bed because Tisha is unwell and is waiting for Tisha’s mother to come home and give Tisha medicine.

Children can easily notice that the noun ‘Tisha’ is being repeated again and again. This will help them understand the need for pronouns.

The sentence can be written as Tisha is lying on the bed because she is unwell and is waiting for her mother to come home and give her medicine.

pronouns meaning with examples for first grade and second grade

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In this post, will be covering personal and possessive pronouns.

Personal pronouns: I  me  we  is  our  ours  mine  you  your   yours

them   she   her   he   him   his   their   it    they

Possessive pronouns:  my   our   ours   mine   your

yours   his   hers   its   theirs

personal pronouns meaning with examples for first grade and second grade

 

Personal pronouns can be Subject pronouns or Object pronouns.

Subject pronouns are used as the subject of a sentence.

They are: I  we  you  he  she  they it

example: We listened to music.

He went for a walk.

Object pronouns are used as the object of a sentence.

They are: me   us   you   him  her   it   them

example: Mom gave me some nuts.

The teacher asked us to stand up.

personal pronouns meaning with examples for first grade and second grade

First person pronouns are used if we are talking about ourselves.

I am driving.

We are in the van.

Can you hear me?

He ran after us.

Second person pronouns are used if we are talking to someone.

Are you coming with me?

Third person pronouns are used if we are talking about someone or something else.

He sat on the rock.

She has a backpack.

It was in the pocket.

Ram decided to wait for them.

possessive pronouns meaning with examples for first grade and second grade

Possessive nouns show ownership.

First person pronouns are used if we are talking about ourselves.

Examples: This basket is mine.

That piece of land is ours.

Second person pronouns are used if we are talking about someone.

Examples: Is this bottle yours?

Are these pens yours?

Third person pronouns are used if we are talking about someone or something else.

Examples: The mask is hers.

The coat is his.

Do not judge a book by its cover.

The car is theirs.

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