Grammar

Pronouns Words, Definition Kinds with Examples

Pronouns Words, Kinds with Examples. A word that can function as a noun phrase used by it and that refers either to the participants in the discourse.
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Pronouns

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun. We use pronouns so we do not have to repeat nouns again and again.

Examples:

(Without Pronouns)

David is an artist. David teaches art at the university. The university let’s David exhibit David’s paintings at the university’s gallery. David has also painted the ceiling of the gallery on his own.

(With Pronouns)

David is an artist. He teaches art at the university. The university lets him exhibit his paintings at the university’s gallery. He has also painted the ceiling of the gallery himself.

There are many different types of pronouns that we can use instead of nouns in different ways.

  • Subject pronoun

    is the one doing the action and object pronoun is the one receiving the action.

Example:

She will show them the way.

  • Possessive adjectives

    are technically classified as adjectives and not pronouns, but together with possessive pronouns they show possession or ownership. We use possessive adjectives before nouns and possessive pronouns after nouns. We do not repeat the noun after possessive pronouns.

Example:

That is my shirt.        (Possessive adjective)

That shirt is mine.    (Possessive pronoun)

  • Reflexive pronouns

    are used to refer back to the subject.

Example:

Bob made the letterbox himself.

 

Subject

Pronoun

Object

Pronoun

Possessive

Adjective

Possessive

Pronoun

Reflexive

Pronouns

1st person singular

I

me

my

mine

myself

1st person plural

we

us

our

ours

ourselves

2nd

person

singular

you

you

your

yours

yourself

2nd

person

plural

you

you

your

yours

yourselves

3rd person singular (Male)

he

him

his

his

himself

3rd person singular (Female)

she

her

her

hers

herself

3rd person singular

(Nonliving objects and animals}

it

it

its

(not

used)

itself

3rd person plural

they

them

their

theirs

themselves

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