Nouns & Pronouns: Describing People and Things
Nouns are naming words. They represent a person, place, thing, or concept. Nouns function as the subject, direct object, indirect object, or other items in the sentence.

Pronouns are words that are shorthand replacements for nouns. Pronouns are words like he, she, anyone, etc. It is helpful to ask which noun the pronoun represents (called the antecedent). The antecedent is usually stated or implied somewhere in the surrounding context.

Naming a person, place, thing, or concept.

Replacement for a noun representing a person, place, thing, or concept.

The nouns are highlighted in red and pronouns in green in the following sentences.
John hit the ball to Jim.
Then Jim threw John the ball
He did not catch it, but the ball went over his head and broke Mrs. Smith's stained glass window.
Hint: It is helpful to ask which implied noun the pronoun represents.
e.g. Who does 'he' refer to? Jim or John?

Click on the nouns in the following sentences.

Pray for us that the message may spread rapidly and be honored.- 2 Thes. 3:1

Your faith has saved you.- Luke 7:50

Yet his heart became hard and he would not listen to them. - Exo. 7:13

Click on the pronouns in the following sentences.

Let us not become weary in doing good. - Gal. 6:9

And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done. - 1 Sam. 24:12

My strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. - Psalm 32:4
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