Class 8 English Grammar – Pronouns

Pronouns English Grammar Class 4 -Swiflearn
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PRONOUNS

DEFINITION

• WORDS USED IN PLACE OF NOUNS
• USED FOR AVOIDING REPETITION OF NOUNS IN A SENTENCE
EXAMPLE:
TANYA READS A BOOK. TANYA KEEPS THE BOOK ON THE TABLE.
TANYA READS A BOOK. SHE KEEPS IT ON THE TABLE.
(SHE AND IT ARE PRONOUNS USED FOR NOUNS TANYA AND BOOK)

TYPES OF PRONOUNS

1. PERSONAL PRONOUNS

• Personal Pronouns are pronouns that refer to a specific person or thing in a sentence
• PRONOUNS – I, YOU, HE, SHE, IT, WE, THEY

Example:
I went to the store after work.
You should not go to the class if you are sick.

2. POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

• SHOWS OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION
• PRONOUNS – MINE, YOURS, HIS, HERS, OURS, THEIRS

Example:
This book is mine.

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3. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS

• TO POINT OUT AT SOMETHING
• PRONOUNS – THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE, THEIR

Example:
This is an umbrella.
That is a House.

4. EMPHATIC PRONOUNS

• AN EMPHATIC PRONOUN PUT EMPHASIS ON THE SUBJECT
• EMPHASIS IS ON THE ACTION OF THE SUBJECT
• PRONOUNS – MYSELF, YOURSELF, HERSELF, HIMSELF, ITSELF, OURSELVES, YOURSELVES, THEMSELVES

Example:

SHE HERSELF WENT TO THE DOCTOR FOR CONSULTATION.
I MYSELF SAW HIM
HE HIMSELF CUTS THE CAKE

5. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS

• A pronoun is used as an object that refers back to the subject
• PRONOUNS – MYSELF, YOURSELF, HERSELF, HIMSELF, ITSELF, OURSELVES, YOURSELVES, THEMSELVES

Example:

I DON’T TRUST MYSELF IN TOUGH TIMES.
HE CUTS HIMSELF WHILE CHOPPING THE VEGETABLES.

6. INDEFINITE PRONOUN

• REFERS TO PERSON OR THING WITHOUT BEING SPECIFIC
• PRONOUNS – ANY, ANYONE, ANYTHING, EACH, EVERYBODY, EVERYONE, EVERYTHING, FEW, MANY, NO ONE, NOBODY, NONE, SEVERAL, SOME, SOMEBODY, SOMEONE

Example:
I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT LIFE.
SOMEONE GAVE ME THE BOOK.

7. INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS

• USED TO ASK A QUESTION
• PRONOUNS – WHAT, WHICH, WHO, WHOM, WHOSE, WHATEVER, WHICHEVER, WHATSOEVER, WHICHSOEVER

Example:
WHEN WILL THE GAME START?

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