Pronoun and its types!
Definition of Pronoun
A pronoun is a word used in place of nouns.
it, he, she, they, we, himself.
Types of Pronoun
- The personal pronoun in their different forms shows person, number, gender, and case.
I, we, you, yourself, they, them l, etc.
Possessive pronouns are a form of personal pronouns. They show ownership or possession.
Mine, your, his, her, their, its.
Indefinite pronouns refer to people, places, or things in general.
All, either, any, nothing, few, each, few, other, no one, several, much.
The pronouns tell which one or which group of person, places or things are referred to.
This, that, these, those.
A relative pronoun refers to an earlier noun, sentence, or part of a sentence.
- The students who (or that) have passed ore here.
- Was the Iraq- American war, which the world tried to stop, the result of Muslim disunity?
- Have the guests that we had invited arrived?
- In (b) and (c) which, that, whom may or may not be used. Was the Iraq American war the world…?
The pronouns which refer to persons or things one at a time are called distributive pronoun.
Each, either, neither is called distributive pronouns because they refer to a person or things on at a time.
The words that used to indicate that something belongs to someone else it is used to indicate a relationship of possession in a broad sense.
The possessive pronouns are mine, yours, his, ours, theirs.
The book is his.
The car is theirs.
The pen is mine.
We use reciprocal pronouns when each of two or more subjects is acting in the same way toward the other both receiving the benefits or consequences of that action simultaneously.
Each other, one another
- Work in a group helps one another.
- They love each other.
- We can learn from one another.
Reflexive pronouns are used when a person or thing is referring to the same person or thing. A reflexive pronoun always ends in self or selves.
The nine reflexive pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, oneself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves, and herself.
- That car is in a class all by
An intensive pronoun is used to refer back to a noun or pronoun in order to emphasize it.
- I bought myself a house
(Myself is a reflexive pronoun)
This means that I bought the house for myself, not as a present for someone else.
- I bought the house myself.
(Myself is an intensive pronoun)
This is saying that no one helped me to buy the car; I bought it alone.
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