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English Grammar : Pronoun, Kinds of Pronoun

English Grammar : Pronoun, Kinds of Pronoun
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English Grammar : Pronoun, Kinds of Pronoun

PRONOUN

Pronoun is the word that is used for a noun. Pronounce makes a language stylistic and saves us from repeating the same noun. Pronoun actually means for a noun.
For example,
Ashi is absent, because Ashi is ill.
But we can say:
Ashi is absent because she is ill.

KINDS OF PRONOUN

Pronounce are of 9 kinds :
  1. Personal pronoun
  2. Reflexive pronoun
  3. Demonstrative pronoun
  4. Relative pronoun
  5. Interrogative pronoun
  6. Reciprocal pronoun
  7. Possessive pronoun
  8. Universal pronoun
  9. Pronoun denoting number or amount

1. PERSONAL PRONOUN

Personal pronoun includes we, she, i, he, it, they, you, thou, thee etc . 
They all stand for 3 persons i.e. 
  • The person speaking
  • The person spoken to
  • The person spoken of

2. REFLEXIVE PRONOUN

Reflexive pronouns are formed by adding -self to personal pronouns of the singular number and -selves to personal pronoun of the plural number.
For example:
  • Myself
  • Yourself
  • Himself 
  • Herself
  • Itself
  • Ourselves
  • Yourselves
  • Themselves

3. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN

A pronoun that points out some nouns instead of which it is used, is called a demonstrative pronoun.
For example:
This, that, these, those etc.

4. RELATIVE PRONOUN

A relative pronoun is one which relates to some noun or pronoun, called its antecedent, and which has the force of conjunction.
For example:
who, which, that, whose, whom etc.

5. INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN

The pronoun who, which and what what are used in asking questions and are therefore called interrogative pronouns.

6. RECIPROCAL PRONOUN

Reciprocal pronoun includes:
Each other and one another
Each other is used for two, while
One another is used for more than two.
For example:
The two boys love each other.
The five girls hate one another.

but now a days both each other and one another are used for two or more than two.
The six boys love each other. -correct
The two girls hate one another. -correct

7. POSSESSIVE PRONOUN

Our, your, her, their, etc. are called possessive adjectives.
And,
Mine, thine, hers, ours, yours and theirs etc are called possessive pronouns.

8. UNIVERSAL PRONOUN

Universal pronoun includes anybody, somebody, nobody, everybody, someone, everyone etc. Which indicates singular nouns.
For example:
Anybody has helped him.
Somebody opposes him.
Everybody loves song.
Nobody knows god.

Universal pronoun also includes all, both, some, many etc. Which indicates plural nouns.
For example:
All are lazy here.
Both have done their job.
Some has required.
Many were there.

9. PRONOUN DENOTING NUMBER OR AMOUNT

(a) INDEFINITE PRONOUN
The indefinite pronoun are those that have no actual relationship with a noun in their own or a neighbouring sentence, but which stand generally for a noun.
Example : one, none, some, all, many, both etc.

(b) DISTRIBUTIVE PRONOUN
Each, everyone, either and neither are distributive pronouns has separate one person or thing from a group of person or thing. They always take singular verbs while other pronoun referring to them must also be singular.

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