Declension of Current Third Personal PronounsSubjectObjectPossessive AdjectivePossessive PronounReflexiveNumberGenderTHIRD PERSONhehimhishishimselfsingularmasculinesheherherhersherselfsingularfeminineitititsitsitselfsingularneutertheythemtheirtheirsthemselvespluralneutral Now we get to the really complicated section. The gender game. The use of third person personal pronouns in English forces the speaker/writer to consider the natural gender of the person they are referring to. Because English pronouns are so firmly associated with natural gender, the … Personal Pronouns : Part Three - Third person pronouns
Declension of Current Second Person Personal PronounsSubjectObjectPossessive AdjectivePossessive PronounReflexiveNumberGenderSECOND PERSONyouyouyouryoursyourselfsingularneutralyouyouyouryoursyourselfpluralneutral In times gone by English had a clear distinction between subject and object and between singular and plural in its second person pronouns, however after the 1600s this usage became fuzzy and eventually dropped entirely with you taking on all four roles. While no-one seems … Personal Pronouns : Part Two - Second person pronouns
Declension of Current First Person Personal PronounsSubjectObjectPossessive AdjectivePossessive PronounReflexiveNumberGenderFIRST PERSONImemyminemyselfsingularneutralweusouroursourselvespluralneutral There isn’t much to say in this section and it is here largely for completeness. It is interesting to note that many people are often confused about the use of I/me/myself and mix them up a fair bit, even thought they would never make the … Personal Pronouns : Part One - First person pronouns
Let’s face it the English language is a mess. But then again it does do its job, people around the world are able to communicate complex and elegant ideas with the use of English. Some of the best poetry makes use of the strange loop holes in the language, then again so do a lot … Personal Pronouns : Part Zero - The problem with the English language is <i>you</i>!
I am reminded tonight of a comment Alex made a few days ago. He said he sometimes wished he had a second web log, one that nobody read, one that he could safely slag out his friends without fear that they may actually read it. But I say to him, screw that, be as bitchy … Best left unsaid?
Mr David Golding made some interesting comments about the Bernice story. He is right, the story is lacking. Doctor Who stories require a conflict, usually a villain or an evil of some sort. My story has none of this… is it possible to write a Doctor Who story that does not feature such conflict??? There … The saga of the Bernice story (I’m really going to have to find a title for it)
As always, while writing the little (very little) bit below Malcom we seem to have found once more the despair to write. It is a common event, somehow we end up writing one thing and suddenly our head is full of ideas about novels and all those stories that were to be but aren’t to … Where did I put that idea for my best selling novel?