In this tutorial, we will discuss what is a pronoun? and what are the types of pronouns?. Here is a quick look for pronouns like Personnel pronouns, Possessive Pronouns, Relative pronouns, Reflexive pronouns, Intensive pronouns, Indefinite pronouns, Demonstrative pronouns, Interrogative pronouns.
What is Pronoun?
Pronouns are the words that are used in replacements for Nouns in order to avoid the repetitions of Names, Places, etc.
Actually, pronouns help nouns to avoid the use of words again and again. Some examples of Pronouns are He, She, They, We, Us, Him, Her, I, You, etc.
Let me explain you with an example:
Ayush is a good boy. Ayush studies in 10th standard. Ayush is very punctual. Ayush also plays Cricket. Ayush, want’s to join Airforce. Ayush Mother is also a Pilot. Ayush Family loves Ayush.
In this sentence, their repetition of Noun again and again – Ayush.
For this repetition, Pronouns are used. To help the sentence make it not too complicated. Now we will use pronouns in this sentence, to make it an easy sentence.
Ayush is a good boy. He studies in 10th standard. He is very punctual. He also plays Cricket. He wants to join Airforce. His Mother is also a Pilot. His Family loves Him.
So, Here is the new sentence completed using a pronoun. Now how easy and clear is this sentence and no repetition of the name is there.
- Personal Pronoun
- Subjective Pronoun
- Objective Pronoun
- Possessive Pronoun
- Reflexive Pronoun
- Intensive Pronoun
- Relative Pronoun
- Demonstrative Pronoun
- Indefinite Pronoun
- Interrogative Pronoun
Personal Pronouns are the pronouns which are used to get rid of repetition of names or word which is coming again and again or we can say that to avoid the repetition of names.
There are four types of Personal Pronouns:
- Subjective(I, You, He, She, It, We, They,)
- Objective(Me, You, Him, Her, It, Us, Them)
- Possessive(My, Mine, Your, Yours, His, Her, Hers, Its, Our, Ours, Their, Theirs)
- Reflexive(Myself, Himself, Herself, Itself, Yourself, Yourselves, Ourselves, Themselves)
Subjective pronouns are the pronouns that act like a subject or which tell what the sentence is about.
(I, You, He, She, It, We, They,)
- You are my best friend.
- He is a good boy.
- She is pretty
- We will inform you.
Objective Pronouns are the pronouns that are used in place of subject or which receives the action in the sentence
(Me, You, Him, Her, It, Us, Them)
- We will call you
- He is teaching him
- You can invite them.
- John is watching us.
Possessive pronouns are the pronouns that show possession or which show ownership of something.
(My, Mine, Your, Yours, His, Her, Hers, Its, Our, Ours, Their, Theirs)
- This is my book
- You are Mine.
- This is your bag.
- That is his book.
- That’s our car
Reflexive Pronoun is used to refer to the subject of the same sentence. Or the sentence in which the subject shows the relationship with the object.
(Myself, Himself, Herself, Itself, Yourself, Yourselves, Ourselves, Themselves)
- I will go to the market myself
- He cares only for himself.
- You can motivate yourself.
Intensive pronouns are the pronouns that emphasize another noun. Intensive pronouns are used with the subject to give intensity to another noun or sentence.
Subject + intensive pronoun + verb + object
- He himself teaches my son.
- I myself clean this floor.
- You yourself will handle this.
Relative pronouns are the pronouns that are used to join two phrases or clauses with a noun or a pronoun.
(Who, whose, who, Which, What, whatever, that, whichever, whoever, whomever)
- The boy who is standing there is my brother.
- The car which I drive is brand new.
- This is the chair whose leg is broken.
Demonstrative Pronouns are the pronouns that are used to demonstrate something or the pronouns which are used to indicate or to identify.
Demonstrative Pronouns are only four types.- That, Those, This, These.
- This is my pen
- That is my house
- These are my rupees
- Those are my notebooks
Indefinite Pronouns are the pronouns that are not defined or we are not sure about them. In this pronoun, there are not exact details in what quantity are the things or names or anything.
(Anyone, some, someone, all, few, both, each, none, any, everyone)
- Someone is here (We don’t know who?)
- Everyone is lying (We don’t know who?)
- Everything in this world happens for a reason (We don’t know what?)
- Any one of you can come here (We don’t know exactly who?)
Interrogative Pronouns are the pronouns that have a “?” mark at the end. Or we can say that sentence that asks a question is known as an interrogative pronoun.
For Example (Who, What, Whom, Which, Whose, Where)
- What is your name?
- Where do you live?
- Which is your pencil?
- Whose pen is this?
- Whom did you love?