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Types of Pronouns

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun in a sentence. A noun which is a name, place or thing when replaced by a word is known as a pronoun. A pronoun is used in a sentence to give a smooth reading experience to the reader so that he/she does not have to read the same noun repetitively.

In today’s article I will discuss about the type of pronouns that are found in English language. If you want to get more info regarding the definition or meaning of pronoun, you can refer to my previous article with the name Pronoun.

Types of Pronouns

In English sentences different types of pronouns are used according to the requirement. Some of them include:

Personal Pronoun

The pronouns that replace the people in sentences are referred to as personal pronouns. Personal pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, they, and who.

Example:

They were playing with a ball.

Possessive Pronoun

The pronouns that are used show possession of one thing by the other and are used as adjectives in a sentence are known as possession pronouns. They mostly include my, your, his, her, its, our and their.

Example:

My cat is not well.

Demonstrative Pronoun

When a pronoun is implied in a sentence so as to show or indicate something it is called demonstrative pronoun. These include this, that, these and those.

Example:

Shall I remove this?

Indefinite Pronoun

The largest group of pronouns in English language that does not indicate a specific thing but can refer to anything in a sentence is called indefinite pronoun. These include all, some, any, several, anyone, nobody, each, both, few, either, none, one and no one.

Example:

All is not lost.

Just take a few and pass the rest.

Interrogative Pronoun

Pronouns used in interrogation or questioning are called interrogative pronouns. These include who, which, what, where and how.

Which one of you has the key?

 

 

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