Pronoun and its types with examples. All the types of pronoun are explained with definitions and their examples. After reading this lesson all of your doubts about pronoun will be cleared. You can download pdf of this lesson at the end.
Pronoun and its types
What is pronoun?
Any word that is used at the place of a noun is known as Pronoun.
For example: He, she, it, you, they etc.
What are the types of pronoun?
- Personal pronouns
- Interrogative pronoun
- Relative pronoun
- Demonstrative pronoun
- Distributive Pronoun
- Reciprocal pronoun
- Indefinite pronoun
- Reflexive pronoun
Types of Pronoun
Personal pronoun is that pronoun which is used at the place of the name of a person.
Examples: I, we, you, there, he, she, it etc.
- I was going there but they closed the shop.
- We are fond of playing different games.
- You are one of my close friends.
- There is no space for dull students.
- He should work hard if he want to pass.
- She was wrinkling my clothes.
- It is not a childlike task to pass the CSS exam.
Personal pronouns are of three types.
i) First Person
The person who is speaking is known as first person.
I, we, me, my, mine, us, and our.
ii) Second person
The person or persons listening to you known as second person.
You, your, Yours.
iii) Third person
Third person includes those about them you are talking.
He, she, them, him, her, it, they.
What are the subjective cases of pronouns?
I, we, he, she, it, you, they are known as subjective cases.
What are objective cases?
Me, us, you, him, her, it and then are called objective cases.
What are possessive cases?
I, my, our, your, her, his, its and there are known as possessive cases.
A pronoun that is used to ask a question is known as the interrogative pronoun.
Examples: Why, how, who, where, when, what, whom, whose, which etc.
- Why are you taking bath in cold?
- How can you win the match?
- Who is the owner of this multinational company?
- Where is the shop located?
- When you will buy a new car?
- What is the password of your laptop?
- All of which was useless?
- To whom it may concern.
The pronoun which relates to some noun or pronoun already mentioned is known as relative pronoun.
Examples: Which, that, as, what, who, whom, but etc.
- I met the girl whom I do not know.
- The women who met you there is my wife.
- He was gone as I reached there.
- I saw a builder who was well known for his work.
- I asked you but you refused.
The pronoun which is used to point out things and persons mentioned afterwards is called demonstrative pronoun.
Examples: These, those, this, that, none, one’s, such, the same etc.
- These are the candies that I bought for you.
- Those days were good days.
- This cat was gazing at my meat.
- That is my favorite place but I don’t have money to go there.
- None of them was able to perform this task.
- Such tactics have not output.
It refer to persons or things one at a time are called distributive pronouns. They are always singular and take singular verb.
Examples: Neither, either, each
- Each of the girls was passed.
- Either of the two toys is mine.
- Neither of the two hotels was open.
“One another” and “each other” both are known as reciprocal pronouns. They refer to mutually affected by the action of the verb.
Examples: One another, Each other.
- We should respect one another.
- Two brothers should love each other.
The pronoun which indicates some unspecified person or thing is called indefinite pronoun.
Examples: All, both, nobody, no one, somewhat, someone, much, few, neither, either, something, anybody, anyone, any etc.
- All the members were present in her marriage ceremony.
- Both the guys helped him to score goal.
- Nobody was interested to buy this property.
- No one can undo this great country.
- Someone was waiting for her child in front of school.
- Few persons caught the thief and beat him well.
- Neither he nor his father came.
- Either you or your brother will enter the shop.
- Something that I really love.
- Anybody can stand for justice.
- Anyone can challenge the grading of your teacher.
- Any reputed industry will not bear your behavior.
These pronouns are used to stress that the subject did the work himself. They refer to the subject. They are formed by adding self or selves to my, your, him, her, and our.
Examples: Myself, ourselves, themselves, himself, herself, yourselves, oneself, etc.
- Hassan did it himself.
- I availed myself of getting the chance.
- She hit herself with a stick.
- We enjoyed ourselves at the picnic.
- I can do it oneself.
- They themselves can buy this container.