|Ankita wore her favorite dress.||her||Here,”her“ is a substitute for the noun“Ankita”. Hence,“her” is a pronoun.|
|Yesterday, they went to picnic.||they||Here,“they” is used instead of the names of some people. Hence,“they” is a pronoun.|
|The lead singer of their band is not well||their||Here,“their” is used for the members of some band rather than writing their names. Hence, “their” is a pronoun.|
|Raju and his brother study in the same school.||his||Here,” his” is a substitute for the noun“Raju”. Hence,“ his” is a pronoun.|
|We miss our school days.||we||Here,“we” is used to refer a group of people. Hence,“we” is a pronoun.|
|Types of Pronouns||Definition||Examples|
|Personal Pronouns||When a particular person or an object or a group of people or objects, is referred to directly, we use personal pronouns.
There are three types of personal pronouns:
Ex:-I, me , we, us.
Ex:-he, she, him, her, they, it, them.
|I love my country.
Here,“I” is a first person.
You should sleep early in the night.
Here,“you” is a second person.
They went to the temple last Sunday.
Here,“they” is a third person.
|Possessive Pronouns||Pronouns that exhibit a certain kind of ownership are referred to as Possessive pronouns. These terms also include possessive adjectives.||This book is mine.
Here,“this” is a personal pronoun and“mine” is a possessive pronoun.
That doll is hers.
Here,“that” is a personal pronoun and“hers” is a possessive pronoun.
|Reflexive Pronouns||Whenever a subject is influenced by its actions itself, the pronoun used is called the Reflexive pronouns.
These pronouns basically end with–self or–selves like myself, himself, themselves, etc.
|Rama was talking to herself.
We should trust ourselves.
|Demonstrative Pronoun||Demonstrative pronouns exhibit an indication. They point to a particular noun. They are this, that, those, these, such, etc||This is the one, I was looking for.
That was a wonderful experience.
|Indefinite Pronouns||Pronouns that refer to people and objects in general are referred to as Indefinite pronouns. Hence, these pronouns are used for things that are not specific.
Ex:-each, several, anyone, both, none, few, etc.
|None of us had dinner.
Both of them play tennis.
|Reciprocal Pronouns||Here, two or more people are carrying out the same action and all are benefiting from that action. In addition to it, all are receiving same consequences simultaneously. For ex:-each other, one another.||Me and my sister always talk to each other.
In a team, never blame one another.
|Interrogative Pronouns||Interrogative pronouns exhibit the question form of pronouns. They are used to ask questions like what, where, which, etc.||What is your name?
Who is that old lady?
|Relative Pronouns||Relative pronouns serve two important roles. Firstly, they act as a substitute of noun. Secondly, they act as a conjunction to join two phrases or clauses.
For Ex:-what, whom, that, whose, which, etc.
|The doctor who treated me is out of the town.
Amit whom everyone criticized, won the competition.
|Distributive Pronouns||Distributive pronouns are basically used where only one individual is been focused at a single point of time.||None of us went to the birthday party.
Either of you can help me in cooking.