Pratham Singh in English Grammar
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Definition

A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun

or

Word which are used in place of a noun  are pronoun

Examples

I, we, you, he, she,it, they, this, that, these, those

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1. Pratham is a good boy.  He is honest

2. Mohan is my friend. He is a player

3.He is your brother

4.This is my book

Kinds of Pronouns

1. Personal Pronoun

2. Reflexive Pronoun

3. Emphatic Pronoun

4. Demonstrative Pronoun

5. Interrogative Pronoun

6. Indefinite Pronoun

7.Distributive Pronoun

8. Relative Pronoun

  •  Personal Pronoun

Personal Pronoun is used in place of a person or a thing.

Examples

I, we, they, you, she, he, it 

1. I am a student.

2. You are a teacher.

3. We played cricket. 

4. They will go to Agra.

5. It drank water.

6. She failed in the examination.

Kinds of Personal Pronoun

First Person (I, we, me, us )

Second Person (you)

Third Person (he, she, it, they)

  • Reflexive Pronoun

Reflexive Pronouns indicate that the subject and the object refer to the same person or things .

Examples

himself, herself, itself, yourself, ourself, themself, myself

1. He prepared himself for the test.

2. If you do so, you will hurt yourself.

3. I covered myself with a blanket.

  • Emphatic Pronouns

Emphatic Pronoun are used with a noun or pronoun for the sake for Emphatic.

Examples

  1. I myself saw him weeping.
  2. He himself said so.
  3. The king went himself.
  • Demonstrative Pronoun

Demonstrative Pronoun are used to point to the persons or things for which They stand

Examples

This, that, these, or those

1. That is your car

2. That is my house

3. These are their houses

4. Those are our cows

  • Interrogative Pronouns

Interrogative pronouns are used for asking question

Examples

what, who, which, whom, whose, 

1. what is your father?

2. who are you?

3. whose this book?

4. which your house?

5. whom do you want to see?

  • Indefinite Pronoun

Indefinite pronouns are those which refer to persons or things in a general way. They do not refer to any particular person or thing

Examples

some, many, all, other, any, somebody,

1. Some are born great.

2. Many of them were Indians.

3. All were drowned.

4. Few escaped unhurt

Distributive Pronoun

A pronoun which refers to persons or things one at a time for this reason they are always singular

Examples

Each, Either, Neither
1. Each of the boys gets a price.
2. Either of you can go.
3. Neither of the toys is costly.
  • Relative Pronouns

Relative pronoun points to a noun to show which person, place or thing is being discussed.

Examples

who, which, whom, that, whose.
1. I know the man, who painted this house.
2. the girl, whom you saw, was my sister.
3. here is the boy who is my friend.
4. those whom the gods love die young.

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