5th Class English Pronouns Pronoun


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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:


First person

Singular: I me mine

Plural: We me your

Used for males and female

Second person

Singular: you yours

Plural: you yours

Used for males and females

third person


He   Him   His

She  Her   Hers

It               Its


Plural: they them theirs

Used for males

Used for female

Used for non-living thing and animals 

Used for males, females, animals and non-living things.





2.            Demonstrative Pronouns

A pronoun that is used to point out the object or objects to which it refers, is called Demonstrative pronouns.

For example:

(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.

For example:

(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.

For example:

(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.

For example:

(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.

For example:

     (a) This is my car.

     (b) That car is mine.


Learn the following possessive pronouns:

Singular              Plural

First person                             mine                      ours

Second person                       yours                     yours

Third person                            his, hers, its        theirs


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