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Grade 3
Sep 7, 2022

Words that take the place of nouns are called as pronouns

They are used instead of nouns.  

For example:

  • He
  • She
  • It
  • They
  • You
  • We  

Pronouns help us to shorten our sentences. They prevent nouns from repeating. 

For example:

  • Sandra was cleaning the room. She started cleaning early in the morning. 

Types of Pronouns 

The different types of pronouns are: 

Types of pronouns

Personal pronouns 

These are used to refer to people and sometimes animals. 

Personal pronouns 

For example:   

  • Are you coming for the trip? 

Possessive pronouns 

These pronouns are used to show ownership or possession. 

Possessive pronouns 

For example: 

  • The book is mine. 

Relative pronouns  

These pronouns begin a relative clause. 

Relative pronouns

For example: Who, whom, which 

  • Which is your bag? 

Reciprocal pronouns 

These pronouns are used to show mutual relationships or actions. 

For example: Each other, one another 

  • Friends help each other. 

Singular pronouns 

These pronouns refer to a single person or thing. They use singular verbs. 

For example: I, he, she, someone, something 

  • She gave me a pen. 

Plural pronouns 

These pronouns refer to more than one person or thing. They use plural verbs. 

For example: We, they, them, ourselves, these 

  • We go to school by bus. 


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