Pronouns and Types - I

A pronoun is a word we use to take the place of a noun, which can be a person, place or thing. We use it (pronoun) to avoid repeating a noun that had already been mentioned.

Example: Hari is absent because he is ill.
In the above example "Hari" is a noun. He is used instead of a noun(Hari).So, "He" is a pronoun.

Examples of pronoun are I, you, he, she, it, they, her,ourselves, each, who, when, this, that.

  • Personal Pronouns
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Relative Pronoun
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Distributive pronoun

1.PERSONAL PRONOUN

Example:

You are a brilliant student.
She is a pretty girl.

2.POSSESSIVE PRONOUN is the pronoun that is used to stand instead of noun and possessive adjective. They are Mine, Ours, Theirs, Yours, His, Hers and Its.

Example:

This flat is mine.
These photos are yours.

3.DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN is the  pronoun used to point out something or somebody that the listener already understood. They are This, These, That and Those.

Example:

This is my classmate.
These are the books which you like very much.

4.AN INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN is the onoun that is used to make the question form. They are Who, Whom, Which and What.

Example:

What is in the book?

Which do you need?

Summary

A pronoun is a word we use to take the place of a noun, which can be a person, place or thing. We use it (pronoun) to avoid repeating a noun that had already been mentioned.

Example: Hari is absent because he is ill.
In the above example "Hari" is a noun. He is used instead of a noun(Hari).So, "He" is a pronoun.

Examples of pronoun are I, you, he, she, it, they, her,ourselves, each, who, when, this, that.

  • Personal Pronouns
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Relative Pronoun
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Distributive pronoun

1.PERSONAL PRONOUN

Example:

You are a brilliant student.
She is a pretty girl.

2.POSSESSIVE PRONOUN is the pronoun that is used to stand instead of noun and possessive adjective. They are Mine, Ours, Theirs, Yours, His, Hers and Its.

Example:

This flat is mine.
These photos are yours.

3.DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN is the  pronoun used to point out something or somebody that the listener already understood. They are This, These, That and Those.

Example:

This is my classmate.
These are the books which you like very much.

4.AN INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN is the onoun that is used to make the question form. They are Who, Whom, Which and What.

Example:

What is in the book?

Which do you need?

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