Types of Pronouns with Examples PDF! The Words which can be used at the place of a noun are known as Pronouns. Such as he, who, it, etc. Some Important types of pronouns are described below. (Indefinite Pronoun, Personal Pronoun, Impersonal Pronoun, Reflexive Pronoun, Interrogative Pronoun, Demonstrative Pronoun, Emphatic pronoun, Distributive Pronoun, Compound Relative Pronoun, Relative Pronoun.) Download a List of Pronouns in PDF.
Definition of Pronoun
The Words which can be used at the place of a noun are known as Pronouns. Such as he, who, it, etc.
Types of pronoun – Video
There are 10 most important types of pronouns. Let us discuss them one by one.
1. Indefinite Pronoun
It is a word that gives indefinite information about a pronoun e.g. one has to be honest.
2. Personal Pronoun
These are the pronouns used for persons e.g. We, You, He, She, They.
3. Impersonal Pronoun
It is a word used for a thing. e.g. it e.g. it is true. I found it on the sea-shore.
4. Reflexive Pronoun
When “Self or selves” is added to my, our, your, him, her, them, it makes a reflexive pronoun e.g. I saw myself.
5. Interrogative Pronoun
It is a word that asks questions about a noun, e.g. who, what, etc. Who told you this? What is your name?
6. Relative Pronoun
In a sentence, if a pronoun introduces a relative or dependent clause then it is known as a Relative Pronoun.
For Example; whom, who, whoever, etc.
7. Compound Relative Pronoun
Pronouns formed by adding ever, so, with how what…. are called compound relative pronouns. E.g. whose, whosever, whatsoever more precisely (whatever you take).
8. Distributive Pronoun
This is a word that refers to one thing at a time. e.g. each of the boys is ready.
9. Emphatic Pronoun
This is a word used in order to emphasize something e.g. she herself wanted to study.
10. Demonstrative Pronoun
This is a word that points out a noun. E.g. This, these, that, those.
Also Study: Rules of Definite Article ‘The’
|Subject Pronoun||Object pronoun||Possessive adjectives||Possessive pronouns||Reflexive pronoun|
|3rd person (Female)||She||Her||Her||Hers||Herself|
|3rd thing||It||It||Its||(Not used)||Itself|
|3rd person and Thing (Plural)||they||them||their||theirs||themselves|