21 November, 2019

What is Pronouns with Examples







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Types of Pronouns

What is Pronouns:

The pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. It is proving advancement of the noun. The pronoun is adding pro feature to a noun. The pro feature avoids repetition of a noun.

Do you want to know about Noun refer my previous article. I have provided enough information of 10 types of nouns with examples

There are ten kinds of pronouns. You will see all the pronouns with an example in later.

Let’s see the basic example of a pronoun.

Pronouns Example

E.g.
  • Kalyani is a singer. She is my friend.
  • I like her voice.

Let’s see 10 types of Pronouns.

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1. Personal Pronouns:

Personal pronouns are used for people or things. This type of pronouns may be used in place of subjective or objective.

Personal pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, them.

Personal pronouns are divided into two categories.

Let’s see,

  1. I. Subjective Pronouns
  2. II. Objective Pronouns

I). Subjective Pronouns:

Subjective pronouns are used as a subject of a sentence. The sentence starts with a subjective pronoun.

The subjective pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we, they, who, what.

E.g.

  • I love india
  • He is a doctor.
  • She plays cricket.
  • It looks good.

II). Objective Pronouns:

Objective pronouns are used as an object of a sentence. The sentence ends with objective pronouns.

The objective pronouns are Me, It, Her, His, him, Us, You, Them, Whom.

E.g.
  • Are you calling me ?
  • She is telling something to him.

2. Possessive Pronoun:

Do you know the possessive meaning? I am expecting. You already know this word but I will explain again. Possessive means something is mine or somebody. This pronoun showing ownership.

The possessive pronouns are yours, mine, hers, his, ours, theirs.

E.g.
  • The big house is ours.
  • The red pen is mine.

3. Reflexive Pronouns with Examples:

Reflexive means referring back to itself. Affects the person who performs the action is the reflexive pronoun. Reflexive pronoun always ends with self word.

The reflexive pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves.

Pronouns Reflexive Examples

E.g.
  • She hangs herself.
  • He trusts himself
  • She could hurt herself
  • They injured themselves by playing cricket

Note:

  1. I. It should be used verb transitive pronoun forms
  2. II. The reflexive pronoun should keep the after verb form.
  3. III. The reflexive pronoun should not be used as a subject of a sentence.

If you want use reflexive pronoun you must use transitive verb (vt).

E.g.

  • He walks (vi)
  • He walks the horse (vt)

Let's See about Vi and Vt

  1. I. Vi=intransitive verb
  2. II. Vt= transitive verb

I. Verb transitive(vt):

Action should be transferred to object.

E.g.

  • he walks/vt the horse

Note: A word last two letters contain ed i.e Verb transitive (vt).

Another name of verb transitive is regular word.

II. The verb intransitive(vi):

There is no action should not be transferred to the object form.

Note: Without ed forms is called verb intransitive.

E.g.

  • he walks/vi

4. Emphatic pronoun:

Emphatic pronoun means forcefully and definite in expression or action. It is used for highlighting, stressing or emphasizing the pronoun. It is used without changing the sense of a sentence.

Emphatic pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves.

Note:

  1. I. This is same as the reflexive pronoun.
  2. II. This should be used after the subjective form with function mark, without function mark there is no meaning.
  3. III. This is used form emphasizing its antecedent.

E.g.
Children do their homework themselves.
I like myself a lot.

E.g. my sister along with her friend is doing the job in Delhi with her own expenses.

Note:If two nouns or pronouns are adding by along with, as well as, besides, in addition to and simple with then we have to take helping verb, main verb and a possessive case of the pronoun according to the 1st subject of the sentence.

E.g.
Neither the government nor the people are conserving ground level of water with their opinions.

Note:If two nouns or pronouns adding by neither nor, either or and not only but also, then we have to take helping verb, main verb, possessive case of the pronoun according to the 2nd subject of the sentence.


5. Interrogative pronoun:

Interrogative pronoun means, it is a sentence of inquiry that asks reply.

The interrogative pronouns are Whoever, whatever, whichever, whomever, who, whom, which, what.

Note:
Who and whom two words are used for the people.
Which and what two words are used for animal and things

E.g.

  • What is your college name?
  • Which mobile phone did you buy?
  • Who is your teacher?
  • What did she say to you?
  • what is the car name?
  • Who are you ?
  • Why did you come here ?

Note:
What – verb general case
Whom – by special case
Who – for all persons
Which - used for the special case
Why – any question

6. Indefinite pronouns:

Indefinite means not exact or clear. Indefinite pronouns do not refer to any specific person or thing.

Let’s see words of Indefinite pronouns.

anything, another, anybody, anyone, any of, everyone, all, both, everybody, each, everyone, everything, either, each of, enough, few, many, many of, none, other, several, somebody, someone, something, no one, nothing, little, more, much, such.

E.g.
  • Do you have anything ?
  • Everybody wanted to go home.
  • There is something in my shoe

7. Relative pronoun:

Relative means related to something. Relative pronouns are used to add different parts of the sentence.

The relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, which, that, what, whatever, whoever, whomever, whichever.

It is a word which joins main class to subordinate class according to the situation.

E.g.

  • The book that you gave me was really boring

8. Demonstrative Pronouns:

Demonstrative pronouns mean making something clear and also point out the people or things. We have four demonstrative pronouns.

The demonstrative pronouns are this, that, these, those.

Note:This and these are used to talk about things that are near in space or time. That and those are used to talk about things that are farther away in space or time.

E.g.

  • This is the report I want.
  • This is my book
  • That pen is mine
  • Those are my friends
  • These are my belongings

9. Reciprocal Pronouns:

Reciprocal means that two people or groups do the same thing to each other. They treat each other in the same way.

We have two reciprocal pronouns.

Let’s see.
1) Each other.
2) One another.

E.g.
Laxmi helps Divya, and Divya helps Laxmi.

Note: They are helping each other so we can say, Laxmi and Divya help each other.

E.g.

  • The cat and the dog like each other.
  • We must stop fighting one another.

10. Intensive Pronouns:

Intensive means giving force or emphasis. The intensive pronoun is used for emphasis or emphasizes the subject of the sentence.

Intensive pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves.

E.g.

  • I prepared myself.

Remember List of Pronouns

Table of Contents

****Pronoun_Name****Pronoun Words
Subjective pronounI, We, You, He, She, It, Them
Objective PronounMe, Us, You, Him, Her, It, Them
Possessive PronounMy, Mine, Our, Your, His, Her, It, Their
Reflexive PronounMyself, our self, Yourself, Himself, Herself, Itself, Themselves
Emphatic PronounsMyself, our self, Yourself, Himself, Herself, Itself, Themselves
Demonstrative PronounsThis, that, those, these
Interrogative Pronounswho, whom, which, what, whose, whoever, whatever, whichever, whomever.
Relative Pronounswhatever, whoever, whomever, whichever, who, whom, whose, which, that, what.
Reciprocal PronounsEach other, one another.
Intensive Pronounsmyself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves.
Indefinite Pronounsanything, another, anybody, anyone, any of, everyone, all, both, everybody, each, everyone, everything, either, each of, enough, few, many, many of, none, other, several, somebody, someone, something, no one, nothing, little, more, much, such.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Persons:

You know in English there are three persons those are 1st Person, 2nd Person, and 3rd Person. These pronouns are used in place of subjective and objective.

Table of Contents

Person NoSingular PronounsPlural Pronouns
1st PersonIMeUsWe
2nd PersonYouYouYouYou
3rd PersonHeHimTheyThem
Sheher
itit
The Order of The Subjective Pronouns:
  • I. You, she and I for positive work
  • II. I, you, and she for negative work

E.g.

I and she are doing a job

She and i are doing a job

I, she, and you are doing a project work.

You, she, and I are doing a project work

Pronouns Exercises

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