P is for pronoun
Pronouns represent unnamed people or things. Here is a list for your reference.
he, she, it,
his, hers, its
himself, herself, itself
him, her, it
anybody, anyone, anything
everybody, everyone, everything
nobody, no one, nothing
somebody, someone, something
Other words used as pronouns
These words may be used to refer back to a subject or object within the sentence.
all, another, any
each, either, enough
many, more, most, much
- Read a news article and analyse the text for pronouns. How many can you find? Is it obvious who or what each pronoun refers to?
Special reading assignment
- When it came to peony bushes, there were only a few in the garden.
- In the year 77, Pliny wrote a natural history with a medicinal recipe using peony; we now know that these flowers are particularly poisonous.
Note: This blog post is an excerpt from a book, “English Manual: Letter by Letter,” to be published in the summer of 2015.