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Definition of Pronoun :

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a common noun or a proper noun.

Types of pronoun

there are four types of pronoun
  • Personal Pronoun
  • Reflexive Pronoun
  • Interrogative Pronoun
  • Demonstrative Pronoun
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Personal Pronoun

The words I, you, he, she, it, we and they are called personal pronouns. They take the place of nouns and are used as the subject of the verb in a sentence.

Examples of personal pronoun

  • This is my father. He is a teacher.   ( My father common noun ,He pronoun or subject )
  • This is my mother. She is a lawyer.   ( My mather common noun ,She pronoun or subject )
  • I have a brother and two sisters.   ( a brother and two sisters common noun ,I pronoun or subject )
  • I have a dog. it is called Lucky.   ( a dog common noun ,I and it pronoun or subject )
  • Lucky, You are a good dog.  ( lucky common noun ,you pronoun or subject )
The words me, you, him, her, it, us and them are also personal pronouns. They also take the place of nouns. These pronouns are used as the object of the verb in a sentence
  • I am standing on my head. Look at me .
  • My mother is kind. Everybody likes her
  • Lucky and I are playing in the park. Dad is watching us.
  • Pick up your toys and put them away.
There are three groups of pronouns: first person, second person and third person
Subject Object
first person singular i me
second person singular you you
third person singular he
she
it
him
she
it
first person plular we us
second person plular you you
third person plular they them

Reflexive Pronoun

The words myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves are called reflexive pronouns.
Example of reflexive pronouns
  • Mohan is looking at himself in the mirror.
  • Amit has hurt herself.
  • Our cat washes itself after each meal.
  • We organized the party all by ourselves .
Singular Plular
first person (I,me) myself (we,us) ourselves
second person (you) yourself (you) yourselves
third person (he, him) himself
(she, her) herself
(it) itself
(they, them) themselves
(they, them) themselves
(they, them) themselves

Interrogative Pronoun

The words who, whom, whose, what and which are called interrogative pronouns

Notes :These pronoun are used to ask questions

Example of Interrogative Pronoun
  • Who are those people?
  • Whom are you playing with?
  • Which do you prefer?
  • Whose is this umbrella?
  • What is the time?
Notes: Who can be used as the object of a verb as well as the subject.
Notes:Whom is used only as the object

Demonstrative Pronoun

The words this, these, that and those are called demonstrative pronouns.
Example of demonstrative noun
  • This is my house.
  • This is a hill.
  • That is a mountain.
  • Those are horses
Notes: You use this and these when you point to things near you
Notes:You use that and those when you point to things farther away

Singular Plular
this these
that those
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