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Pronoun

Pronoun

A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun.

e.g, he,she,it,they,we,them,their,him,her,my,etc.

Kinds of Pronoun

  • Personal Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Emphatic Pronouns
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Distributive Pronouns
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Reciprocal Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

They stand for three persons, i.e, the first person, the second person, and the third person. The first person stands for the speaker, the second person for the person spoken to, and the third person for anything or anyone else or to one spoken about.

  • The First-person pronouns
Singular Plural
I We
Me Us
My Our
Mine Ours
  • The Second-person Pronoun
Singular Plural
You You
Your Your
Yours Yours
  • The Third Person-pronouns
Singular Plural
He They
She They
It They
Him Them
Her Them
His Their
Her/Hers Theirs
Its Theirs
Pronoun

Reflexive Pronouns

The pronouns that are used as the object of a verb are called reflexive pronouns.

Example:

  • I enjoy myself.
  • You enjoy yourself.
  • She enjoys herself.
  • He enjoys himself.
  • It enjoys itself.
  • We enjoy ourselves.
  • You enjoy yourself.
  • They enjoy themselves.

Emphatic Pronouns

The pronouns that are used for the sake of emphasis are called emphatic pronouns.

Example:

  • I myself will take you there.
  • I was just thinking of myself.
  • You yourself can come to me.
  • We ourselves completed the work.
  • They themselves asked to go there.
  • He did so himself.
  • She accepted the job herself.

Demonstrative Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to indicate persons, places, things for which they stand are called demonstrative pronouns.

Example:

  • This is the place, I went to.
  • That is Rajesh’s box.
  • These are the fruits I eat.
  • Those are the bords I caught.

Indefinite Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to indicate persons, places, or things in a general way are called indefinite pronouns.

Example:

  • All are well.
  • Some are caught in floods.
  • Nobody is to be blamed.
  • One may not be selfish

Distributive Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to indicate persons, places, or things at one time are called distributive pronouns.

Example:

  • I don’t like any of these books.
  • None was with them.
  • None of them is clever.
  • Each boy was responsible.
  • Either of the pens belongs to me.
  • Neither plans were successful.

Relative Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to join together two sentences are called relative pronouns.

Example:

  • The man found the ring which was made up of gold.
  • The boy caught the thief who was breaking the glass.
  • This is my friend whom I met today.
  • I wrote what I felt.
  • I saw a man whose was short.
  • The cat that I caught is not wild.

Interrogative Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to ask questions are called interrogative pronouns.

Example:

  • What is your name?
  • Who are you?
  • Which of you is clever?
  • Whom do you seek?
  • Whose pen is this?
  • Why do you fight?
  • How did you do this?

Reciprocal Pronouns

The pronouns that are used to express the reciprocal relationship are called reciprocal pronouns.

Example:

  • The two friends hate each other.
  • You must trust one another.
  • They caught each other’s shirts.
  • The followers washed one another’s feet.

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