Types of Pronoun
Category : 4th Class
There are eight types of pronoun. They are:
The pronouns that are used in place of a person, place or a thing is called personal pronoun.
In the above given sentences, the words he, she, they, you and I are used for person. So these are personal pronoun.
I, me, he, she, him, her, you = a person you, we, us = people it = thing they, them = things or people When you are writing in English "I" (first person singular) is always capitalized.
Below given is the list of personal pronoun
I My Me We
Us Our You Your
He She It They
The Pronouns that are used to point out the object we talk about are called Demonstrative Pronouns. There are four demonstrative pronoun. They are this, that, these, those.
In the above given sentences this, that, these and those indicate something. So, these are demonstrative pronouns.
The pronoun which is used to ask a question is called Interrogative Pronoun.
In the above given sentences who, what and whom are used for asking questions.So, these are Interrogative pronoun.
A reflexive pronoun is used to show the effect of the action done by the subject on itself. We use a this pronoun when we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence.
There are eight kinds of reflexive pronoun. These are given in the following table:
|Singular||I, You, She, It||my self yourself, himself, herself, Itself|
|Plural||We, You, They||Ourselves, Yourselves, themselves|
In first example, the reflexive pronoun is 'myself' that refers to the subject 'l'. In second example, the reflexive pronoun 'ourselves' refers back to the subject of the sentence. In third example, 'himself' refers to John.
The pronoun which shows possession is called possessive pronoun. Possessive Pronouns are used when we want to substitute a group of words that are indicating a possession relation.
In the given examples the words 'ours', 'mine', and 'yours' is showing possession relation. So, these are possessive pronouns.
Below given is a list of possessive pronouns
Emphatic or Emphasizing Pronoun
The pronoun, which is used to emphasize the subject (noun) who has done the action, is called emphatic or emphasizing pronoun.
In first example the word 'myself is emphasizing the action of the noun 'l'. In second sentence, the word 'herself' is emphasizing the action of noun 'Sita'. In third sentence, the word 'themselves' is emphasizing the action of the noun 'they'. So, these are emphasizing pronouns.
The pronoun which is used as distribute of persons or a thing is called distributive pronoun.
In the above given sentences each refers to everyone of a group of persons or things taken separately, either means one or the other of the two, neither means not one n or the other of the two. So these are distributive pronouns.
Either and neither can be used only when speaking about two persons or things, When speaking about more than two persons any, no one, none should be used,
A pronoun that does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount is called Indefinite pronoun. Indefinite pronouns are: All, anyone, anybody, anything, everybody, everyone, everything, nobody, none, somebody, someone, some, any, several, few, many
In the given sentences the words 'anyone', 'everybody' and 'all' is not refer ring to any definite person or thing. Therefore these are Indefinite pronoun. Indefinite means 'not definite'.
Most indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural. However, some of them can be singular in one context and plural in another.
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