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Definition and classification of pronoun.

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Pronoun is a vital part of parts of speech.Pronoun enhances the beauty and tone of the sentence. It will be better for us to know about pronoun if we want to make a correct sentence.

What is Pronoun?

Pronoun refers for-a noun. Pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun. Pronoun works as a subject or object.

Classification of Pronoun?

There are nine popular kinds of pronouns.

1.Personal Pronoun: This pronoun is used instead of person.

Examples: I, we, you, he, she, they.

I am a MBA student.

You are my friend.

2.Possessive pronoun: Possessive pronoun refers possession.

Examples: Mine, ours, yours, his, her, their.

This book is mine.

3.Reflexive pronoun: Reflexive pronoun consists of self or selves and refers a person who is both subject and object.

Examples: Myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, themselves etc.

You have hurt yourself.

I was playing by myself.

4.Demonstrative Pronoun: This pronoun specifically indicates noun.

Examples: This, that, those, these, it.

This book is mine.

That is my brother.

5.Indefinite Pronoun: Indefinite pronoun refers to person or thing in general but not particular person or thing.

Examples: Any, one, anyone, some, someone, no one, any body, somebody, nobody, many, everyone.

One should do one’s duty.

Anyone can do this work.

6.Relative Pronoun: Relative pronoun refers relationship between two sentences. It is also called linking pronoun. It usually sits in the middle of a sentence after antecedent.

Examples: Who, whose, whom, which and that.

I know the boy who is my cousin.

This is the pen which belongs to my brother.

7.Interrogative Pronoun:This pronoun is used to make any question. This usually sits at the beginning of a sentence.

Examples: Who, whose, whom, which, what.

Who are you?

What is your name?

8.Distributive Pronoun:  Distributive pronoun is used to refer any person or thing separately one at a time.

Examples: Each, either, neither.

Either of the buses goes past the university.

Each of the man is healthy.

9.Reciprocal Pronoun: Reciprocal pronoun refers relationship between or among persons or things.

Examples: Each, other, one another.

The two boys quarreled with each other.

We should respect each other.

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