pronouns English - different usage
different usage of pronouns
A pronoun replaces the name of person or an object in order not to have to repeat it all the time. This way, it is possible to vary the sentence structure a little.
for example: Jim likes football. – He likes it.
If there were no pronouns we would have to repeat Jim's name all the time.
usage as a noun.
If the pronoun is the subject of the sentence, it is used as a noun. Therefore, if the pronoun is the acting person or item, use the following pronouns:
usage as object
If the pronoun is the object of the sentence, use the following forms:
for example: Jim likes football. – Jim likes it.
besitzanzeigendes Fürwort – Possesivpronomen
usage as adjective:
If the possessive pronoun is used as an adjective use the following forms:
for example: It’s Jim’s book. – It’s his book.
usage as noun:
If the possessive pronoun is used as noun use the following forms:
for example: It’s Jim’s book. – It’s his.
If the pronoun refers to the person or item itself it is reflexive:
for example : Jim can see himself in the mirror.
Beware: The following verbs do not require a relfexive pronoun:
argue – sich streiten; fall in love -sich verlieben; lie down – sich hinlegen;
change – sich verändern, umziehen; feel – sich fühlen; meet – sich treffen;
complain – sich beschweren; divorce – sich scheiden lassen; remember – sich erinnern;
concentrate – sich konzentrieren; hurry – sich beeilen; sit down – sich setzen;
decide – sich entscheiden; imagine – sich vorstellen;