Pronouns

 

Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Dear The LearnEnglish Team,
I am looking for lesson about derivation (affixation), which categories should I visit? Thank you

Hello aisamiru,

Some common prefixes are discussed on a few of our pages - to see them, please use the Search box (on the top right of this page) to search for 'prefix' - but I'm afraid we don't have a page dedicated to derivation. I'm sure you could find some useful pages on other sites by doing an internet search for 'word formation English' or, if you're looking for more linguistics-oriented content, 'morphology derivation'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

dear sir how can i discriminate reflexive pronoun and emphasizing pronoun in use.

Hello vedant,

A reflexive pronoun is used when the subject of a phrase is doing something to himself or herself, i.e. the subject of the verb is also the object of the verb. For example, in 'I pinched myself', 'I' am the subject, i.e. the one who pinched, and the subject, i.e. the one who was pinched.

An emphatic pronoun is used to emphasise the subject, and has nothing to do with the object of a sentence. For example, I could tell my teacher 'I did the homework myself!' to emphatically say that I didn't get any help when I did my homework. Note that 'myself' refers to 'I'.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Plz guide me how can I teach my students where to use possessive adj and where to use possessive pronouns?

Hello sanafarrukh,

Possessive adjectives are used with nouns; possessive pronouns are used by themselves:

This is my book. [a possessive adjective]

This is mine. [a possessive pronoun]

The important thing is to recognise this distinction, so discrimination tasks (choose the right alternative) are helpful. However, LearnEnglish is a site for learners rather than teachers and we don't really deal with teaching methodology. You might try out sister-site, Teaching English, which is aimed at teachers of English.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

HI
I Need to improve my English grammar , in the time I learning English Pre-intermediate but I son't have more vocabulary and grammar please help me to speak well

Hi AliGhali1982,

That's a very general question, and so is very hard to answer in any other way than a very general way! Have you looked at our Help page? You can find a lot of advice about learning there. Please read it through carefully and if you have any more specific questions then please ask and we'll try to answer them for you.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, my name is DayiK, I'm 20 and I didn't have any chance to study English as an aditional language!

I want, need and hope to improve my English and dominated as a Britishman in two years more, I am able to understand a person but I need some new vocabulary and improve my grammar! I hope you to help me, to be honest I have been learning English for 2 years!

I have been studyin by myself!!

Hello DayiK,

You can find some useful advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your vocabulary and grammar and more on our Help page. If you live in the UK, you might also want to check out the ESOL Nexus, which was created especially for English learners who live and work there.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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