Pronoun


Pronoun

Pronoun is used in place of a name. (To avoid from repetition)
Examples:
Ali is a boy. He is very intelligent.
He, she, it, I, we, they, you are pronouns.


Kinds of Pronoun

1- Personal Pronoun:
It is used in place of name with three categories:
1st Person: I, we
2nd Person: You
3rd Person: He, she, it, they
These categories have further three cases table of which is as follows:
Nominative Case:
Case of Subject or action doer.
Possessive Case:
Shows possession or anything owned.
Objective Case:
Case of Object or action receiver.
I
My, mine
Me
We
Our
Us
They
Their
Them
You
Your
You
He
His
Him
She
Her
Her
It
Its
It
2- Demonstrative Pronoun:
It is used to point out some noun.
Examples:
This is the person who has stolen my pen.
That is a ball.
These, those etc are Demonstrative Pronouns.

3- Distributive Pronoun:
It is used to distribute or separate nouns.
Examples:
either, or, neither, nor, each, every etc.

4- Reflexive Pronoun:
It ends on “self or selves” followed by any case of Personal Pronoun.
Examples:
Myself, themselves, itself, himself etc.

5- Relative Pronoun:
It is used to relate some noun to its pronoun.
Examples:
This is the pen which was stolen.
He is the boy whom I had met before.
Antecedent:
The name going before a Relative pronoun is called Antecedent.
In the above examples, pen and boy are Antecedents.

6- Interrogative Pronoun:
It is question word used in place of noun.
Examples:
What, when, where, who etc.

7- Emphatic Pronoun:
It is used to emphasize or stress some noun. It can be said to be a demonstrative pronoun as well.
Examples:
This is the scene which I like the most.

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