Different Types of Pronouns

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.

Example:

  • 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

Personal Pronoun

A personal pronoun is a pronoun that refers to a particular being. (I, we, they, you, he, she, it)

Personal Pronoun Table

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First Person

Second Person

Third Person

SingularPlural      ———–SingularPlural
Subject PronounIWeYouHe, she, itThey
Object PronounMeUsYouHim, her, ItThem
Possessive AdjectivesMyOurYourHis, her, itsTheir
Possessive PronounsMineOursyoursHis, hers, itsThiers

Examples:

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

Possessive adjectives show possession. They are used before nouns. They are never used alone.

Examples:

  • This is my Pen.
  • It is your car.
  1. Possessive Pronoun

Possessive Pronouns show possession. They are never followed by nouns. They are used alone.

Examples:

  1. This pen is mine.
  2. This car is yours.

Reflexive Pronoun

A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers back to the subject of the sentence.

Example

  • I am teaching myself how to drive a car.
Personal pronoun Reflexive pronoun
IMyself
WeOurselves
YouYourself
HeHimself
SheHerself
ItItself
TheyThemselves
OneOneself

When to use reflexive pronoun?

  • We use the reflexive pronoun the subject and object are the same in a sentence.

Examples

  • I hurt myself.
  • He shot himself.

Reflexive pronoun as an object of a preposition

Examples

  • I bought a book for
  • The man is talking to

Relative Pronoun

A relative pronoun is a pronoun that qualifies as an antecedent.

Example:

  • I saw a man who was blind. (who is a relative pronoun)

Note: “Who, whom, whose, which, that” are relative pronouns.

Indefinite pronoun

An indefinite pronoun refers to something or someone that is not definite or specific.

Example:

Someone has stolen my pen.

Here someone is an indefinite pronoun.

all another any anybody
 anyone anything each everybody
 everyone everything few many
 nobody none several some
 one somebody someone 

Interrogative Pronoun

Interrogative pronoun asks questions. They include who, whom, what, which, and whose.

Distributive Pronoun

Either, neither and each are called distributive pronouns.

Examples:

  • Each of man loves his children.
  • Either road leads to school.
  • None of this boy is idle.

Demonstrative pronoun

This, that, these, those are called demonstrative pronoun.

Examples:

  • This is funny.
  • That is funny.
  • These are funny.
  • Those are funny.

Reciprocal pronoun

Each other and one another are called reciprocal pronoun.

Examples:

  • 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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Different Types of Pronouns
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