Pronouns PPT: Types, Examples and Rules
Pronouns are a significant subclass of nouns. They are classed as a subclass of nouns since they can be used in place of a noun in a sentence on occasion.
Pronouns have the same meaning as the nouns they replace. The pronouns that refer to persons, we call them PERSONAL PRONOUNS. However, we also include the pronoun “it” in this group, despite the fact that it does not normally relate to a person. There are singular and plural forms for each of the three personal pronouns.
Types of Pronouns
- Possessive pronouns
- Personal pronouns
- Relative pronouns
- Reflexive pronouns
- Indefinite pronouns
- Demonstrative pronouns
- Interrogative pronouns
- Intensive pronouns
- Reciprocal pronouns
- He got new shoes
- I have a brother
- You should go home
- We should not underestimate ourselves
- Let’s help each other
- That will be our first dinner out
- This is the book I want
- Why are roaming around my house?
- Nobody is going there.
- An adjective should never come before a personal pronoun. An adjective can follow a subject’s personal pronoun after the verb.
- Apostrophes (‘) are never used with pronouns. Possessive pronouns such as hers, ours, and theirs do not require an apostrophe.
- The word “my” is not a pronoun. A pronoun takes the place of a noun. The word my describes the luggage in “This is my luggage” (it is a possessive determiner). The word mine replaces my luggage in “This luggage is mine” (it is a real pronoun).