What are Pronouns? Grammar Review
What are pronouns? Pronouns are words that replace nouns and noun phrases. Pronouns are used so that we don’t repeat the same word again and again. There are different types of pronouns including “Personal, Demonstrative, Interrogative, Indefinite, Possessive, Reciprocal, Relative, Reflexive, Intensive! If this sounds a little confusing to you, don’t worry, be happy! Take the time to study each type of “Pronoun” and you will be speaking English in no time!
What are Personal Pronouns?
Personal pronouns refer to people! “I, you, he, she, it, we, they, who!”
What are Demonstrative Pronouns?
They replace people or things! “This, that, these, those!”
What are Interrogative Pronouns?
They are used in questions! “Who, which, what, where, how!”
What are Indefinite Pronouns?
They are used with non-specific things or people! This is the largest group of pronouns! Some examples are “All, some, any, several, anyone, nobody and more!”
What are Possessive Pronouns?
They are used to show possession! (Also called “Possessive adjectives!)
Examples are “My, your, his, her, its, our, their!”
What are Reciprocal Pronouns?
They are used to express a mutual action or relationship!
Examples are “One another, each other!”
What are Relative Pronouns?
They are used to add more information to a sentence!
Examples are “Which, that, who, whom, whose, where!”
What are Reflexive Pronouns?
They are used to refer to another noun or pronoun!
Examples are “Myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves!”
What are Intensive Pronouns?
They are used to refer back to another noun or pronoun to emphasize an action or fact! Examples are “Reflexive pronouns; Myself, yourself, herself etc!”