Pronouns

Pro • noun

 

Pronoun is a word or phrase that can function by itself as a noun or noun phrase and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g., I, you ) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g., she, it, this ). A pronoun can act as a subject, direct object, indirect object, object of the preposition, and more and takes the place of any person, place, animal or thing.

 

Types of pronouns

  • Personal pronouns

  • Relative pronouns

  • Interrogative pronouns

  • Indefinite pronouns

  • Demonstrative pronouns

  • Reflexive pronouns

 

 

Personal pronouns

 

as subjects 

as the objects 

for possession

1st person singular

 I

 me

 my, mine

2nd perston singular

 you

 you

 your, yours

3rd person singular

 he, she, it 

 him, her, it

 his, her, hers, its

1st person plural

 we

 us

 our, ours

 2nd person plural

 you

 you 

 your, yours

 3rd person plural 

 they

 them 

 their, theirs


 

Relative pronouns

who, whom, whose, which, that

 

Interrogative pronouns

who, what, when, where, why

 

Indefinite pronouns

someone, somebody, something, anyone, anybody, anything, everyone, no one

 

Demonstrative pronouns

this, that, these, those

 

Reflexive pronouns

myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves

 


 

08 sep 2019


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