Definition| Meaning of Pronoun :- A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun.
- I, we, You, They, He, She, It, Me, My, His, Her, Them etc….
For example :-
- He is blessed with so much talent.
- I am not sad.
- You are beautiful.
- She is asking stupid questions.
Types / Kinds of Pronouns
There are mainly ten types of Pronouns:-
- Personal Pronouns
- Possessive Pronouns
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Distributive Pronouns
- Reciprocal Pronouns
- Reflexive Pronouns
- Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronouns
- Indefinite Pronouns
- Relative Pronouns
- Interrogative Pronouns
- Pronouns that stands for the three persons (Read below to read about them) are called personal pronouns, e.g. I, me, we, us, you, he, him, she, her, they, them.
- I saw a red car.
- You are a lier
- We love our nation.
- Pronouns that shows possession are called possessive pronouns, e.g. Mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs.
- This book is mine.
- Yours is a new car.
- Hers is a beautiful house.
- Pronouns that points out at something or someone are called demonstrative pronouns, e.g. This, that, these, those, etc….
- This is my classroom.
- That is her car.
- These ingredients are toxic for you.
- Those mangoes were sweet.
- Pronouns that used for individual or object referring to them as one at a time are called distributive pronouns, e.g. each, either, neither, every, none, etc…
- Each of the students have participated in the annual day function.
- I may buy either of these two cars.
- Neither of them plays well in today’s match.
- Each one of you will be awarded with bravery award this year.
- Everyone must finish the breakfast before leaving the table.
- Either of you can help me in this matter before I make any decision by myself.
- Pronouns that expresses mutual action or relationship are called reciprocal pronouns, e.g. Each other, one another.
- Ram and Sita love each other.
- Anju and Deepak hate each other.
- The three prisoners were all blaming one another.
- Both teams played really very hard against each other.
- We gave each other diwali’s gifts.
- Why don’t they believe each other?
- We can’t see each other.
- The gangsters were fighting and abusing one another.
- Pronouns that ends in -self or -selves and are used when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same are called Reflexive Pronouns, e.g. Myself, ourselves, yourselves, yourself, himself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself.
- The officers acquitted themselves well during the crisis.
- She has reconciled herself to the demands of her in laws.
- I pride myself on being able to do it.
- You should avail yourself of this opportunity.
Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronouns
- Pronouns that used to lay stress on the subject are called Emphatic or Emphasizing pronouns,e.g. Myself, ourselves, yourselves, yourself, himself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself.
- She, herself is responsible for her problems.
- You, yourself have to handle your problems.
- I hurt Myself.
- Pronouns that areused for nouns in vague or general meaning are called Indefinite Pronouns, e.g. Everybody, somebody, nobody, everybody, anybody, someone, no one, anyone, everything, something, anything, nothing, all, some, any, both, another, much, few, little.
- Someone is at the door.
- One should keep one’s promise.
- Do you have something to eat.
- Is anyone here to help me with this.
- Pronouns that are used for nouns to show them ‘relating to’ who, whom, whose, which, that, etc..
- I saw Beena, who was returning from the market.
- The boy who came here is a football player.
- I have a daughter whom I love very much.
- All that glitters is not gold.
- Pronouns that ask questions are called Interrogative Pronouns, e.g. who, whom, whose, which,, etc.
- Who is the president of India?
- Whose book is this?
- Which of the servants do you want?
- By whom was the Ramayan written?