A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun.
- Personal pronouns replace nouns. Example: we, them.
- Possessive pronouns indicate possession or relationship. Example: hers, mine.
- Demonstrative pronouns point out the object or objects. Example: this, that.
- Interrogative pronouns are used for asking questions. Example: what.
- Reflexive and emphatic pronouns are used when the action done by the subject reflects on the subject. Example: myself.
- Indefinite pronouns stand for some nouns implied or understood. Example: nobody.
- Reciprocal pronouns refer to an action occurring in one direction and also back in the opposite direction Example: each other.
- Distributive pronouns refer to a person or a thing one at a time. These are always singular. Example: neither.
- Relative pronouns are used to add information about a noun already mentioned and also help in joining two statements together. Example: who
Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns.
- This book is _______________.
- I don’t know the lady _______________ is knocking at the door.
- _______________ do you like the most?
- _______________ is eight o’ clock..
- _______________ is my laptop, _______________ is yours.
- This; that
Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate pronouns and write their types.
- _______________ one of them is interested in watching the film?
- The bottle is _______________.
- _______________ completed this assignment.
- _______________ are welcome to my house.
- Sachin and Sharad have known _______________ for many years.
- _______________ is the bag?
- Those students are intelligent. _______________ will win the competition.
- Which (interrogative pronoun)
- mine (possessive pronoun)
- He (personal pronoun)
- You (personal pronoun)
- each other (reciprocal pronoun)
- Whose (interrogative pronoun)
- They (personal pronoun)