Pronouns replace nouns. If we didn't have pronouns, we'd have to keep repeating our nouns and that would make our sentences very cumbersome and repetitive. Pronouns are usually short words. |
When most people think of pronouns, words like he, she, and they spring to mind, but there are several different types of pronouns, including personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, possessive pronouns, reciprocal pronouns, relative pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and intensive pronouns.
PronounsMost of the time, a pronoun is used to replace a noun. The following are all pronouns: he, she, they, none, and which. There are lots more. As you can see, pronouns are usually short words. They are used to make sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.
More Than Just the Personal PronounsI, you, he, she, it, we, they, and who are all pronouns. As these pronouns often replace nouns representing people, they are called the personal pronouns. When most people think of pronouns, it is the personal pronouns that usually spring to mind, but, in fact, there are several different types of pronouns, including:
Click on the personal pronouns:
PERSONAL PRONOUNS CHANGE!
Personal pronouns change depending on the role they place in the sentence. In general, this does not cause difficulties for native English speakers. The changes are:
You and it never change. The pronouns shown first above (like I and he) are said to be in the subjective case. The second versions (like me and him) are said to be in the objective case. This is covered more in the lessons Who & Whom.
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The different types of nouns
The different types of pronouns