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Types of Pronouns

Sep 5, 2022
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Pronouns 

The words replaced with nouns in a sentence. 

The replaced noun is known as the antecedent of the pronoun. 

A personal pronoun represents a grammatical person within a sentence. 

  • We have a nice garden in front of our house.  
  • I have planted some new plants in the garden. 
  • You are one of the important members of the committee. 
  • He spoke to the boss yesterday. 

There are two cases in Personal pronouns.

  1. Subject
  2. Object

Subject pronouns are utilized in subject position. 

Object pronouns are utilized for the object of an action word or relational word.  

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Individual pronouns are used to recognize an individual in discourse and text-it recognizes a speaker (first individual), a recipient (second individual), and others past that (third individual). 

Reflexive pronouns show that the subject of the sentence is receiving the action of the verb. 

Examples of reflexive pronouns are myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, herself, himself, itself, themselves, and oneself. 

  • She can handle the situation herself. 
  • We can write the paper ourselves. 

Concentrated pronouns are indistinguishable from reflexive pronouns in structure, however, rather than working as the object of an action word, they accentuate or repeat the subject’s part in the action word’s activity. 

  • I checked over these documents myself
  • The president himself will be in attendance. 

Possessive pronouns are private pronouns in the possessive case which have the linguistic capacity of things. 

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  • That book is mine. 
  • Alisa is pretty sure that the book is hers

A distributive pronoun is used when there are more than one person or thing, to indicate that the persons or things are taken separately. 

  • Each of the Grade-12 students has participated in the inter-competition activities. 
  • Everyone must finish breakfast. 

Relative Pronouns are used to connect clarifying information to nouns or other pronouns within a sentence.  

  • The laptop, which belonged to my brother, is very slow. 
  • A woman who/whom I had never met before greeted me in the street. 

Definite Pronouns supplant things or thing phrases in a sentence, addressing what is close by or distant in space or time. 

  • This isn’t mine. 
  • Give me that

Interrogative pronouns are utilized in inquisitive sentences to pose inquiries, working either as the subject or object of such sentences.  

  • Who is coming to the party tonight? 
  • Whose is this computer? 

Indefinite Pronouns are used in reference to a person or thing that is not specific or not known.  

  • Is everyone here? 
  • I hope all is going well. 

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