Kinds Of Pronouns

Explore kinds of pronouns. Pronouns are basically meant as replacements. They can replace a noun in a sentence to avoid its repetitions. They can also replace a pronoun for the exact same purpose. The different kinds of pronouns are also categorised on the basis of gender-masculine or feminine and singular and plural.

Personal Pronouns are pronouns which are used to refer to persons or objects. They are used to avoid the name of the person or the name of the object time and again. Some of the most common examples are I, we, you and also it, my, they, mine, our, your, ours , yours, his, her, hers, their, their, theirs, us, him, her, them, she and he. An example of how this pronoun is used in a sentence could be- This is Roger. He is my brother. Who is your brother?

Demonstrative Pronouns are the kinds of pronouns that are used to demonstrate something. It is like pointing out to something particular and specific. The most common examples of demonstrative pronouns are this and that (for singular) and these and those (for plural). An example of how this pronoun can be used in a sentence is- These roses are beautiful. No wonder, those Senguptas have a beautiful garden!

Indefinite Pronouns are the kinds of pronouns that are the exact opposite of demonstrative pronouns. On the one hand, demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific persons and objects and on the other hand, indefinite pronouns are used as generalisations and not specific people or objects. Common examples include all, any, anybody, anything, both, each, each one, , many, more, most, none, no one, nobody, nothing, one, other, some, somebody, something. They are often used in question formation like- do you know someone who can help me with this? It’s just that something about it is just so wrong!

Relative Pronouns are the kind of pronouns that are subjects in a subordinate clause as they add information. Who, what, of what are common examples. A sentence would read- I read the book which you suggested.

Interrogative Pronouns as the name suggests are used in interrogative sentences that is, questions. Whom, which, what and so on. Who are you talking to?- is an example.

Numerical Pronouns are the kinds of pronouns are referring to numbers and so on. Obviously, one, two and also fifth, sixth are examples. An example of their usage is -One of the two things will happen. The first possibility is what I would hope for.

Reflexive Pronouns are that kinds of pronouns that are used in a sentence to refer or address other nouns. Pronouns like myself, himself are reflexive. He knows himself best- is a way to use it.
Possessive pronouns are used to indicate possession. Examples of this include his, their, ours and so on. An example of this pronoun’s usage is- It’s his watch.

Reciprocal Pronouns are used to indicate reciprocated actions and feelings or objects that are reciprocated. Each other, one another are reciprocal pronouns. They love each other- is an example of a reciprocal pronoun.