The Pronoun :
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.”
are presented with a gift.
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.
is your problem?
car has been sold out?
scooter is not yet painted.
can not find one such
student in the whole campus.
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?
- Kinds of Pronouns
- Personal Pronouns
- Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
- Possessive Adjectives
- Possessive Pronouns
- Reflexive Personal Pronouns
- Emphasizing Pronouns
- Uses of Reflexive Forms (Uses of Reflexive Pronouns)
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Forms of Demonstrative Pronouns
- Antecedent Noun
- Indefinite Demonstrative Pronouns
- Conjunctive Pronouns
- The two uses of WHO and WHICH
- Uses of The Relative Pronouns
- Restrictive uses of WHO and WHICH
- Continuative uses of WHO and WHICH
- Omission of Relative Pronoun
- Where to omit Relative Pronoun?
- Interrogative Pronouns
- Forms of Interrogatives Pronouns
- Exclamatory Pronouns
- Parsing Models for Nouns
- Parsing Models for Adjectives
- Parsing Models for Pronouns
- Sentences with Pronouns
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