Identifying Nouns and Pronouns

By | August 4, 2014

In this post, we are going to learn how to identify nouns and pronouns. You might say that this is very basic, but it is important since nouns and pronouns are usually the subject of the sentence. Identifying the subject can be useful. For example, once you identified the subject, you will now which correct verb to use in the subject-verb agreement.

Nouns are proper names that usually start with a capital letter. Pronouns are substitute for proper names.

He, she, it, they, us, we – are examples of pronouns.

Example: George and Martha are Dennis the Menace’s neighbors. (In bold letters are nouns)

They are Dennis the Menace’s neighbors. (They is a pronoun which is a substitute for George and Martha collectively.) 

1. I would love to be with him.

Answer
I , him – pronouns

2. Mr. de Veyra will be right over.

Answer
Mr. De Veyra – noun

3. Luis Suarez made FIFA 2014 popular because of the biting incident.

Answer
Luis Suarez – noun

4. She will have none of that nonsense.

Answer
She – pronoun

5. We will follow soon.

Answer
We – pronoun

6. There they are with bags full of groceries.

Answer
They – pronoun

7. Tsuey Lin does not like it.

Answer
Tsuey Lin – noun

8. Ben will be there in half an hour.

Answer
Ben – noun

9. Be careful of the cutter.

Answer
Cutter – noun

10. His printer is next to the door.

Answer
His – pronoun
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