Category : 5th Class
A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. For example:
Mrs. Veena Gupta is the Principal of this School. She is a great educationist. Students respect her.
She, her - Mrs. Veena Gupta.
'She' and 'her' are pronouns because they are used in place of Mrs. Veena Gupta (noun)
Kinds of Pronoun
1. Personal Pronouns
A pronoun that stands for a person or a thing is called a personal pronoun.
The pronouns like I, we, you, he, his, she, her, it, they, them are persona] pronoun.
There are three persons:-
(a) The first person is the person speaking. I, me, mine, we, us and our are pronoun of first person.
(b) The second person is the addressee, you and yours are pronouns of second person.
(c) The third person is the person spoken about. He, him, his, she, he, hers, it, its, they, them and their are pronouns of third person.
(d) Like nouns, pronouns can also be singular or plural, masculine or feminine' common or neuter gender.
We can express the various forms of personal pronouns on both and their uses in the from of a table:
Singular: I me mine
Plural: We me your
Used for males and female
Singular: you yours
Plural: you yours
Used for males and females
Plural: they them theirs
2. Demonstrative Pronouns
A pronoun that is used to point out the object or objects to which it refers, is called Demonstrative pronouns.
(a) This is a pen.
(b) These are pens.
(c) That is a book.
(d) Those are your books.
3. Interrogative Pronouns
A pronoun that is used to ask a question is called an interrogative pronoun.
(a) What do you want?
(b) Who is knocking?
(c) Whom did you meet?
(d) Which is your umbrella?
4. Reflexive Pronouns
A pronoun that is used as an object of the verb when doer and receiver is same, is called reflexive pronoun.
(a) I enjoyed myself
(b) We enjoyed ourselves.
(c) She enjoyed herself
5. Emphasising Pronouns
A pronoun that is used to emphasise a noun or pronoun is called an emphasizing pronoun.
(a) I myself saw him coming.
(b) She herself told me so.
(c) He informed the principal himself
6. Possessive Pronouns;
A pronoun that shows possession is called a possessive pronoun.
(a) This is my car.
(b) That car is mine.
Learn the following possessive pronouns:
First person mine ours
Second person yours yours
Third person his, hers, its theirs
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