Diffination of Pronoun  | Grammar Spoken English

 

Pronoun means for-a-noun. A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. Learn complete parts of the pronoun which is useful for your spoken English.

Definition of Pronoun 

Pronoun means for-a-noun. A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun.

Ex- Aviraj is a handsome boy. He is my student. Riya is a beautiful girl. She lives with her husband.

(Here he  and she have been used instead of a noun)

Kinds of pronoun

  1. Personal pronouns
  2. Possessive pronouns
  3. Demonstrative pronouns
  4. Distributive pronouns
  5. Reciprocal pronouns
  6. Reflexive pronouns
  7. Emphatic pronouns
  8. Indefinite pronouns
  9. Reflective pronouns
  10. Interrogative pronouns
  11. Exclamatory pronouns

Rules of pronouns

A pronoun must agree with the noun. If the noun is singular, the pronoun must be singular, if the noun is plural.

the pronoun must be plural and if the noun is feminine, the pronoun must be feminine.

Ex- Rohit is wondering during a lockdown. He is black. His friends were there, they were also black.

 

TYPEBRIEF DESCRIPTIONPRONOUNS
Personal pronounsDescribes a particular person or thing or group.I, We, Us, You, He, Him, She, Her, It, They, Them
Possessive pronounIndicates close possession or ownership or relationship of a thing/person to another thing/person.Mine, Ours, Yours, His, Hers, Theirs
Demonstrative pronounsPoints out to a person, place, or thingThis, that, these, those, such, the same
Distributive pronounUsed to indicate all the members of the representative group.Each, either, neither
Reciprocal pronounsReciprocal express relationshipEach other, one another
Reflexive pronounsDescribes a noun when the subject’s action turns back upon the subject itself.

Reflexive pronouns always act as objects, not subjects,

Myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself
Emphatic pronounsEmphatic Pronoun is a personal pronoun. We use it to explain the action done by the noun without anyone’s help.

Emphatic Pronoun is similar to Reflexive Pronoun.

Myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself.
Indefinite pronounsAn indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that refers to a person or a thing without being specific. Everything, everybody, somebody, nobody, anybody, everyone,

someone, no one, anyone, something, nothing, anything, any, both, another, much, few, little.

Relative pronounsA relative pronoun is used to connect a clause or phrase to a noun or pronoun.

The clause modifies, or describes, the noun

Who, whom, whose, which, that
Interrogative pronounsIt is used to ask a question.Who, whom, what, whose, which.
Exclamatory pronounsIt is used in the sense of surprisewhat!

Examples:

SENTENCEPRONOUN
I am AvirajI
This is my penThis, my
This pen is mineThis, mine
The idea of my friend was excellentMy 
He loves his cat and it also loves him.Him, he, his, it
That time you were not presentThat, you
It is summer.

It is very hot 

It, it
I met Sneha who had just returned from LondonI, who
Each of the participants, get rewardedEach 
Either of you can go to the collegeEither, you
I have lost the book that my friend gave meI, me, that, my
Are you going Ghazipur todayyou

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