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Relative pronouns →  June 11, 2012

Relative pronouns who, whose, which, that, as not only point back to a noun or a pronoun mentioned before, but also have conjunctive power, since their function is to introduce attributive clauses. Their status of pronouns is rather relative, since they combine both the function of pure syntactic con­nectors and the ability to be a […]

Interrogative pronouns →  June 11, 2012

Interrogative pronouns are used in inquiry, to form special questions. Here belong who, whom, whose, what, which. Whom is the form of the ob­jective case of the pronoun who but there is a steady tendency in English for this form to be replaced by the nominative form who. The interrogative pronouns, due to their function, […]

Reflexive pronouns →  June 11, 2012

Reflexive pronouns point out that the doer of an action is identical with the object of this action. In modern English there is a distinct tendency to drop reflexive pronouns if this omission does not affect the meaning of the utterance: In the morning I wash (myself), dress (myself) and have my break­fast. Alongside of […]

Demonstrative pronouns →  June 10, 2012

Demonstrative pronouns differ quite distinctly from other groups of pro­nouns, since they point out a person, a thing, an event directly. The demon­strative pronouns are very different both morphologically and syntactically. For example, only the pronouns this and that have the category of number: this – these, that – those. The demonstrative pronouns arc subdivided […]