Pronouns

Pronouns are words that replace a noun. Instead of always saying "car," we might refer to it as "it." "It" is the pronoun.

The word the pronoun refers to is called the antecedent. In the example above, the antecedent of "it" is "car."

When a pronoun refers to a person, we call it a "personal pronoun." Instead of always saying "Professor," you might refer to me as "he." "He is a personal pronoun. If I were a girl, you would refer to me as "she." "She" is also a personal pronoun.

In the following sentences, locate the pronouns and the personal pronouns.

He is my brother.
She went to the store.
That is their book.
Give her the ball.
Will you take him to the store?