2.1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Agreement
- The first kind of possessive pronoun acts like an adjective—a word that describes a noun—because it is always used before a noun.
Ms. Ellis is in tune with the members of her community and their interests.
|Singular||my your his, her, its|
|Plural||our your their|
Her position closely reflects theirs. We hope it is yours, too.
|Singular||mine yours his, hers, its|
|Plural||ours yours theirs|
Using Reflexive Pronouns
I decided to treat myself. You should treat yourself, too.
They gave themselves a raise. We should give ourselves credit for a job well done.
These are reflexive pronouns:
|Singular||myself yourself himself, herself, itself|
|Plural||ourselves yourselves themselves|