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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Emphatic Pronoun in English Grammar

In this post, we are going to deal about emphatic and reflexive pronouns. We all know that a pronoun is usedi n the English language instead of a noun. What is an emphatic pronoun? Emphatic pronoun refers to a personal pronoun and which is employed to emphasize a particular noun. In English language, there are about 23 emphatic pronouns. These pronouns can be used in any part of the sentence, such as in the subject, or in the object, and or in the possessive pronouns. The common pronouns are he, she, it and they. For example, see this sentence, Kamal is a good actor and he realized it. In this sentence, the sentence is a compound sentence attached by 'and.' In this sentence 'Kamal' is the noun and 'he' is the pronoun to denote Kamal and 'it' at the end of the sentence refers the first sentence that Kamal is a good actor. So, HE emphasizes the noun Kamal. In a sentence, any emphatic pronoun can be used for many reasons.

To understand clearly about emphatic pronouns, see this second sentence, 'It is hard to understand Spanish language.' In this sentence, 'it' is the emphatic pronoun used in the subject part of the sentence. In this sentence 'it' is used with an auxiliary verb 'is' and the sentence comes after the auxiliary verb is the subject of the sentence. IT emphasizes the subject part.

The third example of usage of emphatic pronoun is to denote the climate situations. For example, see this sentence, 'it rains.' In this sentence, the subject part 'it' refers to the rain. See this example sentence, 'It was you who avoid my love.' In this sentence, the emphatic pronoun is used to emphasize expression in the past. But it can be used in past, present, and future tenses.

Now we will see another example of emphatic pronoun to emphasize time. See this sentence, 'It is 10 p.m. now.' In this 'it' is used to represent a particular time to emphasize.

In the next post, we will see about reflexive pronouns. Okay.

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