Types of Pronoun in English grammar pdf!
What is a pronoun in English grammar?
A pronoun is a noun-equivalent. It is used to save the repetition of nouns.
Types of Pronouns in English grammar
The pronouns may be classified as under:
- Personal Pronouns
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Interrogative Pronouns
- Relative Pronouns
- Indefinite Pronouns
- Distributive Pronouns
- Reflexive Pronouns
- Emphatic Pronouns
- Reciprocal Pronouns
- Personal Pronouns
Types of Pronouns in Engish Grammar
A personal pronoun is used for the name of a person. He, she, it: they, etc. are all pronouns. They are called personal pronouns. Personal pronouns have the same gender and number as the nouns for which they are used. The following table shows the gender, number and relation or function of different Personal Pronouns:
Personal Pronoun table
|Third Person Singular||Third Person Plural|
|Singular||Plural||Singular||Plural||Masculine Gender||Feminine Gender||Neuter
It stands for the person speaking as, l, we.
–egg First Person
It stands for the person with whom the speaker is speaking or the person spoke to, as, You.
It stands for the person or Person’s Possessive Pronouns.
- My, Our, Your, Her, Their, Its (Determiners)
- Mine, Ours, Yours, Hers, Theirs (Possessive Pronouns)
Determiners / Possessive Adjectives
Besides the subjective and objective forms, personal pronouns are possessive forms. Words in group “A” above are called Determiners or Possessive adjectives because they are not used in place of a noun but they come just before noun over which the possession is shown.
Words in group “B” above are called Possessive Pronouns. The noun which they possess is not used after theme It is understood.
- This book is mine.
- That pen is yours.
These pronouns are used in place of nouns to which they point.
This, That, These, Those, Such, Someone, None, Same, One, So.
- This is my book.
- These are flowers.
- Those are my pens.
- She may buy that.
- He is a true friend and will always be so.
- He is our leader and as such we must obey him.
- The climate of Faisalabad is hotter than that of Murree.
They are pronouns which are used for asking questions. They are used in place of the noun which we get in answer to the question.
- What is this?
The following are the Interrogative Pronouns. Who, Whom, Whose, Which, What.
- Is this book?
- Whom do you want to see?
- Is the shortest route to the post office?
- What is the ultimate goal of human life?
A Relative Pronoun is one that refer to a noun or pronoun, and joins two sentences.
- I like the girl who runs fast.
- I like the dog that does tricks.
- I like the clock that chimes the hour.
- The driver who ran the stop sign was careless.
- The children, whom we love dearly, need better educations.
- Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- I have a friend whose cat is annoying.
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