A Pronoun is a word that we use in place of noun to avoid the repetition of noun and we can use the pronoun to make the writing and speaking simple and effective.
Let us know about the definition and examples of pronouns. Pronouns make the sentence short by avoiding repetition of noun. Pronouns are the most important topic in English grammar after nouns because repetition can be possible if you use nouns that can affect the quality of speech and writing skills.
There are different forms of pronouns where we can use different ways to use them and the usefulness of pronouns depends on the place of the noun and the function of that noun in the sentence.
In this article we will discuss about where we should use correct pronouns, different types of pronouns in details, we will define pronoun with example, we will understand the meaning of pronoun.
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Types of Pronoun with examples
Here we learn about different types of pronouns and definition and we can also differentiate between them which is given below read them carefully –
1) Personal Pronoun
We use the personal pronoun in place of any people or things. “I”, “You”, “He”, “She”, “It”, “we” and “They” are the personal pronoun.
Personal pronoun examples, Man is what he thinks.
Here “he” is taking the place of noun “man”.
I am afraid of frog.
You have to go school.
|Third Person||He, She, It||They|
There are two types of personal pronoun
Subject Pronouns: In a sentence, we use the subject pronouns in the place of subject. For example, “I”, “You”, “We”, “She” “It” and “They”.
“We like Icecream“, in this sentence the pronoun “We” is a subject pronoun because “We” is doing some action.
I am thirsty.
She is kind lady.
Object Pronouns: In a sentence, we use the object pronouns in the place of object. For example, “me’, “you”, “him”, “her”, “it”, “us” and “them”.
“Mohan talked them yesterday“, here “them” is an object pronoun as it replaces the object in the sentence.
let us know what you think?
I invited her to my birthday party.
2) Possessive Pronoun
It shows that something is belongs to you. In other words, it tells who the owner of something.
For example, “This case is mine.“, Here “mine” is a possessive pronoun which shows that this car belongs to me.
Is this pen yours.
Nobody’s house has as many clothes as theirs, not even ours.
Is this red car his?
3) Reflexive Pronoun
It ends with self or selves. We use this pronoun when the subject and object of a sentence both are the same.
It is paired with another noun or pronoun to show the work is completing by itself. There are 9 reflexive pronouns are available which are – myself, yourself, himself, herself, oneself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves.
For example, I at it myself.
They did their work themselves.
He hit himself.
Note: When you use “self” independently in a sentence, it will be a noun, not a pronoun. For example, “She is not her normal happy self today.“
4) Reciprocal Pronoun
There are two reciprocal pronouns, one is “Each Other” and other is “One another“. When subjects are doing same things then we can use this pronoun. In other words, we can say it shows the relationship between two or more people, things, or groups.
Let’s have some example to understand the reciprocal pronoun-
“Sita is talking to Geeta, Geeta is talking to Sita“, so we can say that Sita and Geeta are talking to each other.
Another example is, “The people are fighting one another“,
It shows the noun to define its position as near or as far (including the time). For example,
This is easier task than that.
These are my father’s clothes.
That is the dress I wore yesterday.
It does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. We use this to denote people or things in a general way.
Singular Indefinite: It takes a singular verb which are anybody, anyone, anything, each, either etc.
For example, Anybody is welcome.
Plural Indefinite: It takes plural verbs which are both, few, fewer, many, others, several etc.
For example, Both are coming.
The Indefinite which can be both: All, any, more, most, none, some, such.
This pronoun joins two sentences. “That”, “Which”, “Whom” and “Whose” are relative pronouns.
For example – I only trust Sita who is my mother.
Gandhi ji has a slogan that is do or dies.
Whoever added the sum made a mistake.
It is similar to relative but we use this pronouns to ask some questions.
For example, “Whose pen is this?”, “What is your name?”, “Who are you?”
Interrogative pronouns can be used to ask direct and indirect questions.
Direct Question: “Who are you?”, “What are you doing?”
Indirect Questions: “Tell me what do you want?”, “I don’t know what they like?”
Pronouns exercises with answers
The following are pronoun exercises with 10 example sentences and answers:
- I am going to Uttarakhand for summer vacations. (Ans: Personal Pronoun)
- All my friends were coming home for my birthday. (Ans: Possessive Pronoun)
- His uncle will shift to Kanpur next week. (Ans: Possessive Pronoun)
- Did you do your homework yourself? (Ans: Personal Pronoun, Reflexive Pronoun)
- Is he the same guy you were talking to me about? (Ans: Personal Pronoun)
- Friends always help each other. (Ans: Reciprocal Pronoun)
- This is about the days when I was ten years old. (Ans: Relative Pronoun)
- This phone is more expensive than that. (Ans: Demonstrative Pronoun)
- Mother and daughter are both beautiful. (Ans: Indefinite Pronoun)
- When will your friends come? (Ans: Interrogative Pronoun)
Read the following sentences and use the appropriate pronouns.
- Ikshit is a good boy. __ always listens to __ teacher.
- Ishu and Nishu are twin sisters. __ always wear matching clothes.
- Rohit and I are very good friends. __ know each other since 2000.
- Oranges are very sweet, where did you buy __? I
- I love watching horror movies. __ can help in relieving pent up stress.
- I bought chocolates for my brother. __ often eat it together.
- This is Priyank, do you know __?
- The cricketer has reached __ destination.
- My brother and his family live in Mumbai. We often visit __.
- While playing Kabaddi, I hurt __.
- Kids playing football __ can get hurt sometimes.
- I bought __ beautiful flowers for my anniversary.
- All the students participated in the race and __ of them got a prize.
- Raju is very obedient to __ parents.
- I met my aunt __ just got back from Canada.
- My daughter had set a goal for __ that was difficult to achieve.
- A man caught a thief by __.
- This is a little girl — searching for __ parents.
- this book is mine. This is __ favorite book.
- he, his
- who, her
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