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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering noun and pronoun rules will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the different types of noun and pronouns. Among those who would benefit are:
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about nouns and pronouns for a standard English grammar course. Topics covered include:
- Plural possessive nouns
- First, second and third-person pronouns
- Pronoun shifts
- Gender pronouns
1. What Are Plural Possessive Nouns? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to recognize and use plural possessive nouns. You'll use these when writing about plural nouns that possess, or own, something.
2. What Are Third-Person Pronouns? - Definition & Examples
Pronouns are a very common part of speech and are used almost any time you write. In this lesson, you'll learn what third-person pronouns are and how to use them correctly in your writing.
3. What Are First-Person Pronouns?
First-person pronouns are used by a speaker or writer to refer to him or herself, such as 'I' or 'me,' or a group they are a part of, such as 'us' or 'we.'
4. What Are Second-Person Pronouns? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn to recognize and use the three specific second-person pronouns. You will also read about some of the ways they are used in speech and in writing.
5. What is a Pronoun Shift? - Error & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to recognize and avoid an error in writing called a pronoun shift. A pronoun shift can happen when pronouns are mismatched or when the type of pronoun changes without reason.
6. What is a Gender Pronoun?
A gender pronoun is a pronoun, such as 'he,' 'she,' 'him' and 'her,' that indicates the male or female gender of the person the pronoun is referring to. They only exist in a specific instance known as the third person singular.
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