What is a Pronoun? Types of Pronouns & Examples
What is a Pronoun?:- A word that is used in place of a noun is called a pronoun.
Types of Pronouns:-
1.Personal Pronoun:- The pronouns used in exchange for the names of persons and things are called personal pronouns.
Mohan is a boy.
He reads books.
Sita is a girl.
She is very beautiful.
2.Possessive Pronoun:- Pronouns used to indicate authority or relation are called possessive pronouns.
This pen is mine.
These books are ours.
That pen is yours.
These pencils are his. etc.
3.Reflexive Pronoun:- The pronoun which results in the work done by the subject on the subject itself, is called Reflexive Pronouns.
Note:- They are used only after the verb.
I hurt myself.
They were talking to themselves.
4.Emphatic Pronoun:- When Reflexive Pronoun is used in the sense of adding to the noun/pronoun used in the sentence. So it is called Emphatic Pronoun.
Note:- They are usually used only after nouns or pronouns.
I saw him do it.
We ourselves visited there.
Ram himself said so.
5.Demonstrative Pronoun:- A pronoun that is used instead of a prepositional noun is called a Demonstrative Pronoun.
That is my book.
Those are his pens.
6.Indefinite Pronoun:- The pronoun which gives an understanding of a person and thing in general without making it known in particular, is called indefinite pronoun.
Somebody, Some, Everyone one, Anything, Everybody, Something, Etc.
7.Distributive Pronoun:- The pronoun denotes each different member of a class, then it is called Distributive Pronoun.
Each of the girls has a bag.
I have two shirts and either will suit this occasion.
8.Reciprocal Pronoun:- Pronouns that refer to interaction are called reciprocal pronouns.
All of them love one another.
Both of them mocked each other.
9.Relative Pronoun:- The pronoun is used in place of its previously used noun and connects the relation of that noun to the next clause, then it is called relative pronoun.
I know a boy who is intelligent.
10.Interrogative Pronoun:- The pronoun that is used to ask a question is called an interrogative pronoun.
Who is there?
Which is your book?