EXAMPLES OF DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS:This: singular and near the speakerThat: singular and at a distance from the speakerThese: plural and near the speakerThose: plural and at a distance from the speakerEg. 1.: You take these bags and Ill take those. - ("Those" refers to bags that are at a distance from thespeaker.)Eg. 2: We bought this last year - ("This" refers to something that is sing., near the speaker and readilyunderstood in the context of the conversation.)-------An indefinite pronoun refers to unspecified people, things, places, etc.Anyone can tell you.Someone took it.Nothing was done to help the victims.Many tried, but few succeeded.------Term: Interrogative PronounsA Wh- question word, when it acts as a pronoun substituting the person or thing being asked about,is an interrogative pronoun:EG: What is her phone number?EG: Who is in charge?-----Term: Negative pronounsA negative pronoun refers to a negative noun phrase; no-one, nobody, neither, none and nothing arethe negative pronouns used in English.
Term: Personal PronounsI, you, he, she, it, we and they are the subject personal pronouns used in English. They are used tosubstitute the names of the people or things that perform actions. In English, we make no distinctionbetween singular and plural forms of "you".EG. She took the bus last night. (She substitutes the name of the person who took the bus.)Me, you, him, her, it, us and them are the object personal pronouns used in English. They are used tosubstitute the names of the people or things that are affected by an action.EG. John took it. (It substitutes the name of the thing that John took.)-----Term: Possessive PronounMine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs are the possessive pronouns used to substitute a noun and toshow possession or ownership.EG. This is your disk and thats mine. (Mine substitutes the word disk and shows that it belongs tome.)-----Term: Reciprocal PronounsPhrases like each other or one another are reciprocal pronouns. They show that an action is two-way:Jane and Helen greeted each other. (this means that Jane greeted Helen and Helen greeted Jane)-----Term: Reflexive PronounsMyself; yourself; himself; herself; itself; ourselves; yourselves; themselves are the reflexive pronouns.Reflexive pronouns are used when the complement of the verb is the same as the subject.EG. He shot himself.The reflexive pronoun can also be used to give more emphasis to the subject or object.EG. I did it myself. (I want to emphasise the fact that I did it.)EG. They spoke to the Director herself. (Emphasising the importance of the Director)-----
Term: PronounsA pronoun is a word that substitutes a noun or noun phrase. There are a number of different kinds ofpronouns in English.TYPES OF PRONOUN:1 Demonstrative Pronoun - this, that, these, those2 Personal Pronoun - I, you, he, she, etc..3 Possessive Pronoun - mine, yours, his, etc..4 Reflexive Pronoun - myself, yourself, etc..5 Interrogative Pronoun - who, what, where, etc..6 Negative Pronoun - nothing, no, nobody, etc..7 Reciprocal pronoun - each other, etc..8 Relative Clause - who, whose, which, that, etc..9 Quantifier - some, any, something, much, many, little, etc.10 Indefinite Pronoun - anoyone, somebody, one, all, etc