Practical English Grammar

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun. A pronoun is used to avoid repetition of the noun.

Types of Pronoun:

Personal Pronoun

A personal pronoun is a word that can be used instead of person who has already be mentioned. Personal pronoun is used either to make a sentence shorter or to avoid repetitions.

Example: I, me, we, us, you, he, him, she, her, it, they, them

Possessive Pronoun

Possessive pronoun is used to show possession.

Example: mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its, theirs.

Demonstrative Pronoun

Demonstrative pronoun is used to demonstrate or indicate.

Example: this, that, these, those.

Indefinite Pronoun

Indefinite pronoun is used for non-specific things.

Example: anyone, anything, nobody, nothing, someone, something.

Interrogative Pronoun

Interrogative pronoun is used in questions.

Example: who, what, where, when, why, how.

Relative Pronoun

Relative pronoun is used to add more information to a sentence.

Example: who, what, which, whose, where, when, that.

Reflexive Pronouns

A reflexive pronoun is a word that always refers back to another noun and pronoun of the sentence.

Example: myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themself, themselves.

Reciprocal Pronoun

Reciprocal pronoun is a word that expresses a mutual relationship.

Example: each other, one another.

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Application : English Grammar: Parts of Speech