Pronouns – a KS2 definition

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Pronouns – a KS2 definition

A Pronoun

Is a word that can take the place

Of a noun or another pronoun

In a sentence

It is used to avoid repetition

And it helps make writing clearer.

Pronouns – KS3 definition

Pronouns are words that stand in for nouns,

they can be singular or plural,

and they can be personal or reflexive.

Being a Pronoun!

I never knew what it was like

To be a pronoun

Until I became one

It’s not as easy as it seems

You have to be versatile

And be able to change

According to the needs of the sentence

It can be tough

But it’s also rewarding

Because you get to help shape the language

Appreciate a Pronoun!

There is a word that we use every day

and we often don’t even think about it

but it’s something that’s really important

it’s a word that helps to identify us

pronouns are so essential

they help us to see who we are

and they help us to know what we want

without them, life would be quite confusing

so let’s all take a moment to appreciate pronouns

and the way they make our lives better

A Little Confused

I always get a little confused

When people start to use pronouns

It seems like everyone has their own

Rules that they must adhere to

There’s he and she and they and it

Which one do I use, I often wonder

And what happens when you want to talk about

A group of people as a collective?

I think it would make life a lot simpler

If everyone just stuck to their own gender

But that’s not the way the world works

So we all just have to muddle through

Get it right!!

There are so many different pronouns,

depending on who you are talking to.

There’s he and she, and him and her,

and then there are they and them.

It can be hard to keep track of them all,

but using the right pronoun is important.

So make sure you know your pronouns,

and use them correctly in every sentence.

Faceless Pronouns

Pronouns without a face

Nameless, they represent

Every person who’s every been

Every person who will be

They are us and we are them

And yet they remain

In place of a noun

A pronoun is a word we use to stand in place of a noun,

it can be singular or plural, masculine or feminine.

Reflecting back upon some examples:

he, him, his; they, them, their–

each one unique in its own way.

Hiding in plain sight, a pronoun is often overlooked,

but it’s such an important part of speech.

Without them, our language would be quite bare;

so take a moment to appreciate these little words that share

Personal Pronouns
Personal Pronouns

So many personal pronouns


There are so many personal pronouns

I don’t know which one to choose

I can be he, she, or it

depending on what the situation calls for

I can be singular or plural

depending on how many people I’m talking about

I can be objective or subjective

depending on what I’m trying to say

But no matter which one I use

I always have to make sure I’m clear.

Possessive Pronouns

Very Special Words

My, your, his, her, its, our, their

Possessive pronouns show who or what belongs to someone or something.

They are very special words.

Each one has a job to do

making sure that everything is clear

who owns what and who is related

to whom and how.

No simply words that we say

My, your, his, her, its, our, and their

Aren’t simply words that we say

They’re a feeling, a force, an energy

That can bind us together or keep us away

When we use them correctly and with care

The feeling they bring is one of

Connection and love

My, mine, and ours

My, mine, and ours

Are the possessive pronouns

That show we own something

And keep it close to us

Never letting it go

These little words define

Who we are and what we feel

Proving that we are in control

My feelings

My, your, his, her, its, our, their

Possessive pronouns show

Who owns what and how they feel

About what is theirs and theirs alone

Never to be shared or given away

Relative Pronouns

Connecting ideas

Relative pronouns are so confusing

But they’re really quite helpful

They help us to connect ideas

And make our writing flow better

There’s who, which, and that

And who’s, which’s, and that’s

They can be confusing at times

But they help us to be clear

Who is the person or thing

Which is the thing or group

That is the thing or group that

You are talking about.

Connecting clauses

Relative pronouns connect clauses,

joining them like a bridge.

They can be who, which, that, or whom,

depending on what you need.

Who is referring to the subject

in a sentence,

and whom is the object in a sentence.

Which is used to refer to things,

and that is used to refer to people.

Whom is used as an object,

and can often be replaced with who.


Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are me, myself, and ours.

They help us show that the verb is affecting

the subject in a special way.

In English we use them to indicate,

that the subject and the object are one and the same.

For example, I can see myself in the mirror;

He hurt himself on accident.

To revise them, you must use hers, theirs, and its-

like this: She gave herself a gift; The cat hid itself under the stairs.

But be careful! Reflexive pronouns must always agree

with their antecedent in number and gender.



Referring to Ourselves

Reflexive pronouns help us show

that we’re thinking of ourselves

and no one else.

We use them in sentences

like “I hurt myself”

or “She’s dressing herself.”

They’re important because they

show how we connect to the world,

and how we think of ourselves

in relation to everything else.

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2 thoughts on “Pronouns – a KS2 definition”

  1. You are a pro when it comes to poems. I enjoy reading your poems. This poem on pronouns is fascinating and informative. Pronoun is very important when it comes to Writing. It makes sentences clear and simple. You might not know the importance of pronoun until you think about it. It has the power to identify millions of individuals as simple as “they” and safe the stress of name listing. Thank you for sharing 

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