PRONOUNS : PRONOUNS PRONOUNS : PRONOUNS A PRONOUN IS USED INSTEAD OF A NOUN Ram went to Ram’s school.
Ram went to his school. KINDS OF PRONOUNS : KINDS OF PRONOUNS 1.PERSONAL PRONOUN : 1.PERSONAL PRONOUN PRONOUNS THAT STAND FOR ANY OF THE THREE PERSONS
(FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD) ARE CALLED PERSONAL PRONOUNS. FIRST PERSON:
the person who is speaking;
I, my, we, our, etc. SECOND PERSON:
the person to whom something is spoken;
you, yours, etc. THIRD PERSON: the person about whom something is spoken;
He, she, it, her, his, they, their, them, etc. 2. REFLEXIVE PRONOUN : 2. REFLEXIVE PRONOUN Pronouns used to denote the action of the subject reflecting upon
the subject itself are called Reflexive Pronouns. FIRST PERSON
Ourselves(plural) SECOND PERSON
Yourselves(plural) THIRD PERSONhimself, herself,
Themselves(plural) Praveen laughed at himself.
We taught ourselves.
Meenu has hurt herself. Reflexive Pronouns are used as the object of a verb. 3. EMPHATIC PRONOUN : 3. EMPHATIC PRONOUN Pronouns used for the sake of emphasis are
called Emphatic Pronouns. 1.The principal will himself speak to them.
2. I myself saw him go inside the building.
3. The goal was scored by the captain himself. 4. POSSESSIVE PRONOUN : 4. POSSESSIVE PRONOUN Pronouns used to show possession are called Possessive Pronouns. This box is mine.
Those houses are theirs.
That dog of yours is wonderful. Mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs, etc. 5. INDEFINITE PRONOUN : 5. INDEFINITE PRONOUN Pronouns that do not refer to any particular person or thing are called
Indefinite Pronouns. One, everyone, some, somebody, few, many, none, etc. Somebody has come to see you.
Everyone knows who the actual culprit is.
Many of them have been hurt in the accident. 6. DISTRIBUTIVE PRONOUN : 6. DISTRIBUTIVE PRONOUN Pronouns used to denote every one of a number of persons or things taken
Singly are called Distributive Pronouns Each, either, neither Each of us has some money.
Neither of the boys has come.
Either of you can go there. 7. INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN : 7. INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN Pronouns used to ask questions are called Interrogative Pronouns. 1.Who is knocking at the door?
2. Which is your house?
3. What is the name of your sister?
4. Who has broken the window?
5. Whom did you see? 8. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN : 8. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN Pronouns used to point out the object or objects to which
they refer are called Demonstrative Pronouns This, that, these, those This is a letter from my cousin.
That is my teacher’s son.
These are the children who will go to Mumbai. 9. RELATIVE PRONOUN : 9. RELATIVE PRONOUN Pronouns that refer to some nouns that go before and join two
sentences together are called Relative Pronouns. Who, which, that, whose, whom He is the man who had come to see you.
This is the book which I have purchased.
I know the place that you are talking about. 10. RECIPROCAL PRONOUN : 10. RECIPROCAL PRONOUN Pronouns that denote mutual action are called Reciprocal Pronouns. Each other, one another Everybody knows that the two brothers hate each other.
Our elders always teach us to love one another. Slide 14: MADE BY