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A pronoun is a substitute of a noun. In other words, a pronoun takes the place of a noun.
Take a look at the picture above. The three cavemen are having a conversation:
Mike: Hhhmmnn. Mike cannot see Tarzan and Jane! Rick and Tim also don’t see Tarzan and Jane. Where are Tarzan and Jane?
Rick: Rick saw Tarzan and Jane this morning , but now Rick don’t see Tarzan and Jane? Do Tim know where are Tarzan and Jane?
Tim: Tim also don’t know. Mike, Rick and Tim just go home!
Notice how many times the names Tarzan and Jane as well as Mike Tim and Rick were mentioned. Without pronouns, everybody in the world will sound like cavemen, and everything else we say will be full of repetitions. So that’s how important a pronoun is.
Types of Pronouns
Here are the common types of pronouns as well as some of their examples.
Personal Pronoun – It is a pronoun which is used to point out people or things.
Subject Case: I We You They He She It
Object Case: me us you them him her it
Possessive Case: mine ours yours theirs his hers
Interrogative Pronoun – It is a pronoun used to ask questions.
Who Whom Whose Which What
Indefinite Pronoun – It is a pronoun which is used to point out someone or something without telling exactly what it is, which one, how much or how many.
somebody someone something anyone anything any nothing
none no one nobody everything everyone all some
each much few many
Demonstrative Pronoun – It is a pronoun which is used to point to people or things emphasizing the distance and the number.
Singular this that
Plural these those
Possessive Pronoun – It is a pronoun which shows ownership or possession.
mine ours yours theirs his hers its
Relative Pronoun – It is a pronoun which introduces a relative clause.
What Which Whose Whom That
Reflexive Pronoun – It is a pronoun which comes with a suffix (-self/-selves). This pronoun is used to point back to the subject of the sentence.
myself yourself/yourselves ourselves themselves himself herself itself
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See also NOUNS for beginners.