What Is A Pronoun?

Simply put, a pronoun is a word that replaces a noun in a sentence. There are a number of pronouns in the English language and we will take a look at these in this article.

Sentence without Pronouns

Jane gave the ball to Ben.

Sentence with Pronouns

She gave the ball to him.

List Of Pronouns

Personal Pronouns (Subjective)

These are pronouns to be used when the noun we are replacing is the subject in a sentence. 

I gave you the ball.

  • I
  • he
  • she
  • you
  • they
  • we
  • it
  • who

Personal Pronouns (Objective)

These are pronouns to be used when the noun we are replacing is the object in a sentence. 

You gave the ball to me.

  • me
  • him
  • her
  • you
  • them
  • us
  • it
  • whom

Possessive Pronouns

These represent things that belong to a noun.

That is his ball.

  • my / mine
  • his
  • her / hers
  • your / yours
  • our / ours
  • their / theirs
  • its

Reflexive Pronouns

We use reflexive pronouns when the subject and object are the same.

I gave the ball to myself.

  • myself
  • himself
  • herself
  • yourself / yourselves
  • ourself / ourselves
  • themselves
  • itself

Demonstrative Pronouns

A demonstrative pronoun is used to specify exactly what you are talking about in a sentence.

I don’t want that ball, I want this ball.

  • this
  • those
  • that
  • these

Interrogative Pronouns

These are used to ask questions.

Whose ball is this?

  • what
  • whatever
  • whichever
  • which
  • who
  • whom
  • whoever
  • whomever
  • whose

Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are used to give more information about a noun before it and can be used to join sentences together.

I want the person whose ball this is to come here.

  • what
  • whatever
  • whichever
  • which
  • who
  • whom
  • whoever
  • whomever
  • whose
  • that

Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite pronouns don’t refer to a specific thing.

Anybody can have the ball.

  • all
  • any
  • anybody
  • anything
  • both
  • each
  • either
  • everybody
  • everyone
  • everything
  • few
  • many
  • most
  • neither
  • nobody
  • nothing
  • no one
  • none
  • one
  • several
  • some
  • somebody
  • someone
  • something

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