List of Pronouns
- Personal pronouns
- Possessive pronouns
- Relative pronouns
- Reflexive pronouns
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Indefinite pronouns
- Interrogative pronouns
- Reciprocal pronouns
Personal pronouns are pronouns that we use to refer to people and, sometimes, animals. The pronouns it, they, and them can also apply to objects.
- I, We, You, They, He, She, It, Name etc.
- My name is Sukrit Sachdeva. I am seven-year-old.
- My neighbours are always ready to quarrel. They find reasons to fight with others.
- Seema is a brave girl. She is not afraid of anyone.
- Indians take pride in help others. We live life and let others live.
A possessive pronoun expresses belongingness, possession, ownership, relationship, etc. It is usually used at the end of the sentences.
- Mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
- The book lying on the table there is mine
- This home is ours whereas that is yours.
- They divided the pizzas into two parts; the left one was his and the right one was hers.
Relative pronouns join independent clauses to dependent clauses.
- Who, Whom, Which, What, That
- I need someone who can help me in completing my work.
- We don’t want to buy the cars that are hard to manage.
- This drone, which is lying there, is extremely costly.
- Can you tell me whom you don’t want to hire?
A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers to the same person or thing as the subject of the verb.
- Myself, Ourselves, Yourself/Yourselves, Themselves, Himself, Herself, Itself.
- I am going to cook my food myself.
- She herself called the police and complained against her in-laws
- The dog bite itself.
- He is going to buy that flat himself.
Demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific things.
- This is my one of the most favorite cars.
- That mobile was not at all helpful.
- These flats are of no use for there is no facility of water and electricity.
- Those boys were making noise in the class.
An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that doesn’t refer to a specific person or thing.
- Some, Somebody, Anyone, Anywhere, Nothing, Everybody
- Someone has stolen my pen from my bag.
- Anyone can solve this sum in matter of seconds.
- The water was everywhere but not a water to drink.
Pronouns that ask questions about someone or something are called interrogative pronouns.
- Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose
- Who wrote this application to him?
- What is android?
- Which of the following is the correct answer of this question?
Pronouns that express mutual relationships or actions are called reciprocal pronouns.
- Each other (Used for Two nouns), One another (Used for more than two nouns)
- We both hate each other.
- The members of the Indian cricket team do not support one another.
- These two footballers love to play with each other.
Exercises for Practice
Fill in the blank with the correct option.
1) He wanted to see ____ mother as soon as possible.
Answer : His
2) They believed in _____ and moved on.
Answer : Themselves
3) Don’t touch that book. It is ____ .
Answer : Mine
4) Rahul and Pankaj fought with ____ yesterday.
- Each other
- One another
Answer : Each other
5) ____ do you love?
Answer : Whom
6) ____ called me up and told me about his passing away.
Answer : Someone
7) ____ is the book I was talking about.
Answer : This
8) One should respect ____ country.
Answer : One’s
9) My friends have many things in common. ____ never fight with one another on trifles.
Answer : They
10) The worst thing about animals is, they can’t cure ____.
Answer : Themselves
11) Each child has a responsibility towards ______ nation.
Answer : His
12) The horse kicked ______.
Answer : Itself
13) Is there anyone _____ can help me lifting this machine?
Answer : Who
14) Rahul is the only boy of his class _____ can touch this ceiling.
Answer : That
15) ____ is a democratic country where everyone gets the rights.
Answer : Ours