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Our English Language - Pronouns

By Josie Whitehead

According to the Collins Dictionary, 'A pronoun is a word that you use to refer to someone or something when you do not need to use a noun, often because the person or thing has been mentioned earlier. Examples are 'it', 'she', 'something', and 'myself'.'  LOOK AT THE FIRST VERSE BELOW but, as a teacher English, I've given you many examples.  Josie 

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By Josie Whitehead

I'm Pronoun

Hello children!  How are you?

     I’m Pronoun!  Say hello! 

They use me to replace the nouns

     And to make your sentence flow.


I come with many little names,

    And ‘I’ I call myself,

But you’d say 'it' for other things,

     Like bike, or book or shelf.


If you refer to someone else,

    What do you think you'll say?

Well, 'her' or 'him,' 'their' or 'them',

     Should help you on your way.      


I have another name as well;

   The name, of course, is 'me',

And other pronouns you will know

     Are ‘us’ and ‘he’ and ‘she’.


And, lastly, there’s another one

    Who, I think you'll agree,

Takes pride of place above all else,

     For both of us are 'WE'.

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NOTE: There are twelve personal pronouns for people: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us and them. There are three personal pronouns for things: they, them, it.   The words someone, something, everybody, anything, nothing, etc. are indefinite pronouns. The indefinite pronouns are used when you do not know or do not need to say precisely who or what you are referring to.

A good exercise is to go through the poem with your class and get them to then write down all the pronouns they can see.  Josie

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