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



 my, mine

2nd perston singular



 your, yours

3rd person singular

 he, she, it 

 him, her, it

 his, her, hers, its

1st person plural



 our, ours

 2nd person plural



 your, yours

 3rd person plural 



 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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