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Personal pronouns

Words like I, you, he, she, they, it. These translate directly from Japanese, so they're easy to learn.

Possessive pronouns

Words like my, your, his, her, their, its. These are slightly difficult, because in Japanese they're two words, not one. For example, "my" is "watashi no". Students must remember the particle ("no").

In English, it's (with an apostrophe) always means it is. For the possessive, use its (without an apostrophe). Even native English speakers often forget this.

Demonstrative pronouns

Words like this, that, these, those. When to use "this" or "that" is difficult to put in words, but if you only show it through examples it's easy.


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