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Notes over Nouns and Pronouns

I. Nouns

    A. A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.

    B. Types of nouns

       1. Collective noun: names a group of individual people or things.

       2. Compound noun: made up of two or more words

       3. Common noun: names any one of a class of people, places or things

       4. Proper noun: names a specific person, place or thing

II. Pronoun

    A. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or of a group of words acting as a noun.

    B. Types of pronouns

       1. personal pronouns: I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, they, their, theirs

           An antecedent is the noun for which a pronoun stands. The pronoun should match its antecedent in number and gender.

       2. demonstrative pronouns: this, that, those, these

            singular: this, that

            plural: those, these

       3. interrogative pronouns: who, whom, whose, what, which

       4. Indefinite pronouns: refer to people, places or things often without specifying which ones.

           Singular: anybody, anyone, anything, another, everybody, everyone, everything, each, either, little, much, neither, no body, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something

           Plural: both, few, many, several, others

           Singular or plural: all, any, more, most, none, some




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