Kinds of Pronouns



Kinds of Pronouns :



A Pronoun is a word used instead of a Noun or Noun-equivalent.

The usefulness of Pronouns is best seen by trying to do without them.

John saw a snake in the garden. This snake John thought would hurt John, unless John killed the snake with a stick, this stick John had in John's hand.

The nouns in italics can all be replaced by Pronouns and the sentence can be much better expressed as follows.

John saw a snake in the garden, which he thought would hurt him, unless he killed it with a stick which he had in his hand.

The chief use, then, of Pronouns is to save the repetition of Nouns.

Three facts follow from the above definition.

Since a Pronoun is used instead of a Noun, it must itself be something equivalent to a Noun.

A Pronoun should not, as a rule, be mentioned until the Noun has been mentioned.

Since a Pronoun is used instead of a Noun, it must be of the same number, gender and person as the Noun it stands for.

There are few pronouns which are used in English Language. They are….

I, we, you, he, she, it and they.

Examples Sentences :

1. Ramu told me, “I will not come to college today.”
2. We are presented with a gift.
3. You have to be there in time.
4. Raja went to the function before time. Because, he is the brother of the bride.
5. Sarah is senior to us. She completed her education in 2001.
6. The dog went to into the town. It has to be found out.
7. The students have taken their liberty. They will not obey you now.
8. What is your problem?
9. Which car has been sold out?
10. That scooter is not yet painted.
11. You can not find one such student in the whole campus.
12. What is the nature of this group of people?
13. Please, bring your sister. She is fond of swimming-pool.

In addition to these few, there are many more which are quite often used to replace the repetitive used of Nouns. That, this, these, those, which, who, one, such, etc… are few of them in use.

There are four different Kinds of Pronouns.

(1) Personal : I, thou, he, she, etc.

(2) Demonstrative : this, that, such, one, etc.

(3) Relative : which, who, that, as, etc.

(4) Interrogative : who? which? what?

RELATED PAGES :



  1. The Pronoun
  2. Pronouns
  3. Personal Pronouns
  4. Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
  5. Possessive Adjectives
  6. Possessive Pronouns
  7. Reflexive Personal Pronouns
  8. Self-Pronouns
  9. Emphasizing Pronouns
  10. Uses of Reflexive Forms (Uses of Reflexive Pronouns)
  11. Demonstrative Pronouns
  12. Forms of Demonstrative Pronouns
  13. Antecedent Noun
  14. Indefinite Demonstrative Pronouns
  15. Conjunctive Pronouns
  16. Relative Pronouns
  17. The two uses of WHO and WHICH
  18. Uses of The Relative Pronouns
  19. Restrictive uses of WHO and WHICH
  20. Continuative uses of WHO and WHICH
  21. Omission of Relative Pronoun
  22. Where to omit Relative Pronoun?
  23. Interrogative Pronouns
  24. Forms of Interrogatives Pronouns
  25. Exclamatory Pronouns
  26. Parsing Models for Nouns
  27. Parsing Models for Adjectives
  28. Parsing Models for Pronouns
  29. Sentences with Pronouns


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