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Pronoun

Today Class December 11, 2022

Pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase. Pronoun in other words can be said that for the noun.

For example: Kabir is a good boy. Kabir plays well. [In the second sentence Kabir is being used and it sounds as a repetition of Kabir]. Instead of using Kabir in the second sentence we can write the sentence as ‘He plays well’. In this sentence we are using ‘he’ instead of Kabir, who is a noun itself. Here the word ‘he’ is called as the pronoun, which is being used for the noun ‘Kabir’.

Pronouns can be classified as:

  1. Personal/Subject
  2. Relative
  3. Reflexive
  4. Reciprocal
  5. Possessive
  6. Demonstrative
  7. Interrogative

Personal Pronouns: Pronouns that are used to substitute proper nouns.

Example:

I, you, he/she (singular form)

We, you, they (in plural form)

It (in the case of neuter gender)

Reflexive Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to refer back to the subject in the sentence.

Examples: myself, yourself, herself, and himself.

Relative Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to relate one part of the sentence to another.

Examples: that, which, where, when, what, whom, and whose.

Possessive Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to show possession.

Examples: mine, yours, his, hers, theirs, and its.

Interrogative Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to ask questions.

Examples: who, what, when, why, and where.

Demonstrative Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to point to specific objects.

Examples: this, that, these and those.

Reciprocal Pronouns: The pronouns that are used to express a mutual relationship.

Examples: each other and one another.