Pronoun is the word which is used in place of Noun. For Example I, We, You, They, He, She, It
- Ram did not go to school because he was ill.
In this sentence, the word ‘Ram’ is Noun and the word ‘he’ is used in place of Noun ‘Ram’ so it is Pronoun.
Kinds of Pronoun: There are 8 kinds of Pronoun.
The word which is used for a person is called Personal Pronoun. Personal Pronoun is of three kinds:
- First Person – I, We
- Second Person – You
- Third Person – He, She, They
|Nominative Case||Objective Case||Possessive Case|
|First Person||Singular||I||Me||My, Mine|
|Second Person||Singular||You||You||Your, Yours|
|Third Person||Singular||He, She, It||Him, Her, It||His, Her, It|
Points to remember:
- ‘I’ is used for singular person.
- ‘You’ is used for singular and plural person.
- ‘It’ is used for non-living things.
Pronoun which is used for ‘Questions’ is called Interrogative Pronoun.
- Who built the Tajmahal?
- Whom did you like?
In above sentences, ‘Who’ & ‘Whom’ are ‘Interrogative Pronoun’.
Relative Pronoun is the pronoun which is used for any noun. Relative Pronoun joints two sentences. For Examples:
- I bought a pen which was costly.
- This is the boy whose father is a cricketer.
In above sentences, ‘Which’ and ‘Whose’ words are used for Noun i.e Pen and Boy.
Demonstrative Pronoun is a pronoun in which any person and thing is demonstrated. For Example:
- That is my house.
- These are costly mobiles.
This, That, Those, These are the words which demonstrate any thing or person so they are called Demonstrative Pronoun.
Distributive Pronoun is used in singular number. Each, Every, Either or Neither are used as singular number. For Example:
- Either of you can go there.
- Each of us wants to succeed.
In above examples ‘Either’ and ‘Each’ are used as Distributive Pronoun.
Indefinite Pronoun does not refer to number or quantity of a person or thing. For Example:
- One should do one’s duty.
- None is absent.
In above examples, ‘One’ and ‘None’ are used as Indefinite Pronoun.
Reflexive Pronoun is a pronoun in which ‘Self’ word is used after My, Your, Him, It, Our, Your, Them. These words can be either emphatic pronouns or reflexive pronouns. For Example:
- He completed his homework himself.
- God helps those who help themselves.
In above example, ‘Himself’ and ‘Themselves’ are used as Reflexive Pronoun.
Reciprocal Pronoun is a pronoun in which two pronoun show mutual relation. For Example:
- The boys helped one another.
- Arnav and Arya shared their lunch with each other.
In above example, ‘One another’ and ‘Each other’ are used as Reciprocal Pronoun.