5th Class English Pronouns Kinds of Pronoun

Kinds of Pronoun

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*        Kinds of Pronoun

 

There are eight kinds of Pronouns. They are the following:

1.  Personal Pronoun

2.  Demonstrative Pronoun

3.  Interrogative Pronoun

4.  Reflexive Pronoun                                                  

5.  Possessive Pronoun

6.  Distributive Pronoun

7.  Indefinite Pronoun

8.  Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun  

 

*          Personal Pronoun

 

The pronoun that is used for a person or a thing is called a personal pronoun. Personal pronouns are used for both subjects and objects.

  •  I was not involved in merry making.
  •  We would have reached there on time.
  •  You should help the poor.
  •  He / She completed the task.
  •  They are very arrogant.
  •  It is really a very tedious task.  

In the sentences given above, the words, i we, you, he, she, they, and it are personal pronouns.  

 

*          Demonstrative Pronoun

 

 

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The pronoun which is used to indicate an object for which it is used, is called Demonstrative Pronoun.

  •  This is a sensational story.
  •  That was an obsolete trend.
  •  These people are showing extreme emotions.
  •  Those days were really very funny and exciting.  

In the sentences given above the words this, that, these and those are the words that indicate something. Therefore, these are Demonstrative Pronouns.  

 

*          Interrogative Pronoun

The pronoun which is used to ask a question is called Interrogative Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  Which option has the correct statement?
  •  What percentage of Indians think that India will be a super power in coming years?
  •  Why are you irritating me?
  •  Whom do you praise?
  •  Whose is this pencil?  

In the above given sentences who, what, whom and whose are used for asking questions. So these are Interrogative Pronoun.  

 

*          Reflexive Pronoun

The pronoun which is used as an object of the verb when the doer and the receiver of the action is same, is called Reflexive Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  He went there himself.
  •  You talk about yourself.
  •  Children are swimming themselves.
  •  The child enjoys itself.  

In the sentences given above himself, yourself, they and it are used as object of the verb in each sentence, where the subject and object are the same person or thing.

In another way it can be said that in these sentences the doer and the receiver of the action is the same person or thing.  

NOTE:

  •  The noun to which the relative pronoun refers to is called 'Antecedents'.
  •  In general who, whom and whose are used for persons.
  •  Which and that are used for animals and things.
  •  Relative Pronouns join two sentences.  

 

*          Possessive Pronoun

 

The pronoun which shows possession is called Possessive Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  The smallest gift is mine.
  •  This is yours.  

Here the possessive pronouns act as a subject complement.

  •  His is on the kitchen counter.
  •  Theirs will be delivered tomorrow.
  •  Ours is the green one on the corner.  

Here the possessive pronoun acts as the subject of the sentence. In the sentences given above mine, yours, his, theirs and ours are used to show possession. So these are Possessive Pronoun.  

 

*          Distributive Pronoun

 

The pronoun which is used as distributer of a person or thing is called distributive Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  Either of the highways goes to the town.
  •  Each of the girls got a prize.
  •  Neither of the plays is true.

In the sentences given above either, each and neither are used as distributer of person place/thing (all nouns). So these are Distributive Pronouns.  

 

*          Indefinite Pronoun

 

The pronoun which is used to refer to a noun in general is called Indefinite Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  One should help the other.
  •  Someone helped me.
  •  Few were present in the class.
  •  None was there.

In the sentences given above the words one, someone, few and none refer to persons or things in general way, not in particular. So these are Indefinite Pronouns.  

 

*          Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun

The pronoun which is used to emphasize a noun or a pronoun is called Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun.

 

 

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  •  I myself carried the bag to the station.
  •  We served the food ourselves.
  •  You solve your problem yourself.
  •  Krish planted the trees himself.
  •  Serena made coffee herself.
  •  They themselves arranged the meeting.
  •  The roof itself fell down on the ground.  

In the sentences given above the words myself, ourselves, yourself, himself, herself, themselves, and itself have been used to emphasize either person or thing. These are. Emphatic Pronouns.  

 

 

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  •  Personal Pronouns: The pronouns that are used for a person or a thing.
  •  Demonstrative Pronouns: The pronouns used to point out the object we talk about are called Demonstrative Pronouns.
  •  Interrogative Pronoun: The pronoun which is used to ask a question is called Interrogative Pronoun.
  •  Reflexive pronouns: A Reflexive Pronoun is used to show the effect of the action done by the subject on itself.
  •  Possessive Pronoun: The pronoun which shows possession is called Possessive Pronoun.
  •  Distributive Pronoun: The pronoun which is used as distributer of a person or thing is called Distributive Pronoun.
  •  Indefinite Pronoun: The Pronoun which is used to refer to a noun in general is called Indefinite Pronoun.
  •  Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun: The Pronoun which is used to emphasize a noun or a pronoun is called Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun.    

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