Kinds of Pronoun
Category : 5th Class
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
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.
In the sentences given above, the words, i we, you, he, she, they, and it are personal pronouns.
The pronoun which is used to indicate an object for which it is used, is called Demonstrative Pronoun.
In the sentences given above the words this, that, these and those are the words that indicate something. Therefore, these are Demonstrative Pronouns.
The pronoun which is used to ask a question is called Interrogative Pronoun.
In the above given sentences who, what, whom and whose are used for asking questions. So these are Interrogative 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.
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.
The pronoun which shows possession is called Possessive Pronoun.
Here the possessive pronouns act as a subject complement.
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.
The pronoun which is used as distributer of a person or thing is called distributive Pronoun.
In the sentences given above either, each and neither are used as distributer of person place/thing (all nouns). So these are Distributive Pronouns.
The pronoun which is used to refer to a noun in general is called Indefinite Pronoun.
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.
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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