Pronoun

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A brief description about pronouns and its types, for smaller classes.

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Pronoun

  1. 1. Pronoun A word that is used in place of a noun is called a pronoun. Example- I, me, this, those, he, her, himself, etc.
  2. 2. Example- Smita thanked Raj because Raj had helped Smita to complete Smita’s work. When using pronouns it reads:-> Smita thanked Raj because he helped her to complete her work.
  3. 3. Kinds of Pronouns 1) Personal Pronouns 2) Possessive Pronouns 3) Reflexive Pronouns 4) Emphatic Pronouns 5) Demonstrative Pronouns 6) Indefinite Pronouns 7) Relative Pronouns 8) Interrogative Pronouns
  4. 4. Personal Pronouns They take the place of persons or things. I, me, you, he, she, her, it (singular) We, us, them, their, you (plural) Possessive Pronouns These are used instead of nouns to show possession or relationship. Mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs
  5. 5. Reflexive Pronouns They are pronouns in which the actions done by the subject reflect upon it ‘self’ or ‘selves’ is added to the personal pronouns. Themselves, myself, himself, herself, yourself, themselves
  6. 6. Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns : 1. Danny has no friends. ____ is a loner. He 2. This house belongs to me. It is _____ . mine themselves 3. They do their work ___________ . 4. Rama brought this dress. It is ____ . hers my 5. I enjoyed ____ stay in Delhi.
  7. 7. Emphatic Pronouns They show emphasis and are generally used after the pronoun. Example- He himself organised the picnic. She herself baked the cake. Demonstrative Pronouns Demonstrates people or things they stand for. This, that, these, those
  8. 8. Indefinite Pronouns A pronoun which refers to a person or thing in a general way. Someone, everything, nobody, few, none, anyone, all, others, etc . Interrogative Pronouns They are used for asking questions. Who, whom, whose, what, which
  9. 9. Relative Pronouns It refers to a preceding noun. That, who, which, when, whose, what, whatever Example- This is the boy who stood first. Cricket it the game which I would like to play.
  10. 10. Exercise Fill the correct pronoun: his 1. Sumit and ____ friends went to Delhi. hers 2. Sanya bought this cap. It is _____ . mine 3. This book belongs to me. It is _____ . 4. Paul loves ___ sister Anna. his herself 5. She _______ prepared the lunch.

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