Different Types of Pronouns!
Definition of Pronoun
A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun. I, we, you, he, she, it, they, are pronouns.
- Ali is a good boy because Ali does his work in time. (Not suitable)
- Ali is a good boy because he does his work in time. (Suitable)
Note: in the second sentence we have used a pronoun (he) in place of a noun (Ali) which make our sentence look professional.
Different Types of Pronouns – Video
A personal pronoun is a pronoun that refers to a particular being. (I, we, they, you, he, she, it)
Personal Pronoun Table
|Subject Pronoun||I||We||You||He, she, it||They|
|Object Pronoun||Me||Us||You||Him, her, It||Them|
|Possessive Adjectives||My||Our||Your||His, her, its||Their|
|Possessive Pronouns||Mine||Ours||yours||His, hers, its||Thiers|
|I like horses.||Subject Pronoun|
|Horses don’t like me.||Object Pronoun|
|We talk to our neighbor.||Subject Pronoun|
|She talks to us.||Object Pronoun|
Possessive adjectives show possession. They are used before nouns. They are never used alone.
- This is my Pen.
- It is your car.
- Possessive Pronoun
Possessive Pronouns show possession. They are never followed by nouns. They are used alone.
- This pen is mine.
- This car is yours.
A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers back to the subject of the sentence.
- I am teaching myself how to drive a car.
|Personal pronoun||Reflexive pronoun|
When to use reflexive pronoun?
- We use the reflexive pronoun the subject and object are the same in a sentence.
- I hurt myself.
- He shot himself.
Reflexive pronoun as an object of a preposition
- I bought a book for
- The man is talking to
A relative pronoun is a pronoun that qualifies as an antecedent.
- I saw a man who was blind. (who is a relative pronoun)
Note: “Who, whom, whose, which, that” are relative pronouns.
An indefinite pronoun refers to something or someone that is not definite or specific.
Someone has stolen my pen.
Here someone is an indefinite pronoun.
Interrogative pronoun asks questions. They include who, whom, what, which, and whose.
Either, neither and each are called distributive pronouns.
- Each of man loves his children.
- Either road leads to school.
- None of this boy is idle.
This, that, these, those are called demonstrative pronoun.
- This is funny.
- That is funny.
- These are funny.
- Those are funny.
Each other and one another are called reciprocal pronoun.
- Joe and Lie loves each other. (Lie loves Joe and Joe loves Lie, the action is reciprocated.)
- The two sisters gave each other presents.
- The Christmas’s, people give gifts to each other.
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