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English Grammar | Pronoun

Types of pronouns kinds of pronouns

                The word which is used instead of noun is called pronoun.

For Ex.

Ram plays cricket.
He plays cricket.

Noun

Boy

Girl

People

Stone

Pronoun

He

She

They / Them

it

One Category Pronoun:
*He, him, his, himself
*She, her, herself
*We, our, ourselves
*They, them, themselves, their
*it, they, itself

Types of Pronoun

1. Personal Pronouns:
     Pronouns are used to avoid repetition of nouns.

     For Ex. I, He, She, It, You, They, We etc.
2. Reflexive Pronouns:
    In this case, the subject does action to itself / himself / herself expressed in the   

    form of self or selves.
Note: Singular – self
          Plural – selves
For Ex. I did it myself.
          She finished it herself.
          He prepared it himself.
          They hurt themselves.
          The people troubled themselves.

3. Emphatic Pronouns:
    Here the subject stresses the action. In this case, such pronouns are used adjoining

     to noun or pronoun.
    For Ex. I myself did it.
    She herself finished it.
   He himself prepared it.
   They themselves hurt their feelings.

4. Demonstrative Pronouns:
     These pronouns are used to indicate the place or the person.

Note: This / These are used to indicate near place or person.
          That / those are used to indicate for place or person.

Singular

Plural

This

These

That

Those

For Ex. 1. This is a temple. (Near)
              2. These are temples. (Near)
              3. That is a temple. (For)
             4. Those are temples. (For)

5. Exclamatory Pronouns:
          What! don’t you know.

          What! Still here!

6. Interrogative Pronouns:
          Whom do you want?

          What do you expect?
          Who is there?

7. Indefinite Pronouns:
    Here pronouns are referred in a general way not referring to particular person or

    thing.
    For Ex. One, None, All, They, Few, a few, Other, Everybody, anyone

8. Distributive Pronoun:
     Each, either, neither are called as distributive persons or things one at a time.

9. Relative Pronouns:
      These are the pronouns which relate or refers to noun (antecedent)

      For Ex. 1.   I saw a man whom I knew.
      2. Here is the report which you expert.
      3. This is the place that I like.

Note: Who, whom, whose, that, which, they etc. are the relative pronouns.

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