What is pronoun?
A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase. Pronouns refer to either a noun that has already been mentioned or to a noun that does not need to be named specifically.
Type of Pronouns
1: Personal Pronouns
These pronouns relate to a noun in subjective case. (I, we, you, he, she, it, they)
He has been working here for last 10 years.
Possessive pronouns are personal pronouns that also indicate possession of something. (mine, yours, his, hers, theirs, ours)
The car is mi ne.
2: Relative pronouns
A relative pronoun starts a clause (a group of words that refer to a noun). Who, that, and which are all relative pronouns.
I saw the dog that you own,” the relative pronoun that is the beginning of the clause that you own, which describes the dog.
3: Reflexive pronouns
When a subject performs an action on itself, the sentence uses a reflexive pronoun after the verb. Reflexive pronouns include myself, himself, themselves, and herself
“I kicked myself.”
4: Demonstrative pronouns
Demonstrative pronouns point out or modify a person or thing. There are four demonstrative pronouns: this and that (for singular words), and these and those (for plural words).
Mobile is just another technological device. This works as the greatest gadget of the era.
5: Interrogative pronouns
*Interrogative pronouns begin questions. There are five interrogative pronouns: who, whom, and whose (for questions that involve people), and which and what (for questions that involve things).
Who are you?
- Use pronouns to replace the repeated nouns
- The pronouns can also be used to increase range of grammar in sentences.
- A pronoun has key function to simplify meaning. Thus it must be used to make idease simpler and easier to understand
1.I really like watching old shows. _________ are some of the best things on TV.
2.Please hand me __________ .
3.__________ is some of the nicest weather we’ve had lately.
4.After the parade, __________ met up in the town square.
5.Would you like __________ to drink.
6.I searched all over, but couldn’t find my notes __________ .
7.__________ flavor do you prefer?