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What is A Pronoun?
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Personal pronouns are stand for persons, viz
- First person- I, my, me, we, our
- Second Person- As, you, thou, your
- Third Person-As, he, she, it, they, their
Examples of Personal Pronouns:
- They were present there
- He knows
- We shall go
- I saw her
- I gave him a mobile
- Don’t speak to her
- Between him and me
- We tried for him
- Who is there?
- Was it he?
- It is I.
- Yes, it was he.
- It was he who helped me
- It was I who arranged the meeting
- The boy is known to him and me
- I brought this for you and him
- She is more intelligent than I(am)
- He knows you more than me
- I don’t have more money than he
- She is more intelligent than me
- She is shorter than me
- I know you better than him
- Nobody was present there but me
- Let us go
- Let him and I do the job
Demonstrative Pronouns are this, that, these, those, such, so, the same, one, when
Demonstrative Pronoun examples
- This is my home
- That is my house
- What I mean is this
- Work and play are both necessary, this gives us rest, that gives energy
- Dogs are more painful than any pets
- The book is better that of Suman
- He went there, and this proves his courage
The Relative Pronouns are who, which, that, what, as and but also used as Relatives
Relative Pronoun examples
- The book which you gave me is lost
- I want the boy that did it
- I know the man who came
- This is the cat which I saw
- The baby who is was crying is not quite
- Small pass the examination, which pleased everybody
- It was raining heavily, which kept us Indoors
- This is the book that I saw in the library
- I know what you say
- What you say is true
- The man who came here was my uncle
- I know Mr. Javed, who is a businessman
- These are the boys who were present there
- Please tell me to whom I should speak
- I saw your father who recognized me
- Who did you give it to?
- I have seen the picture, which you have painted and which is very lifelike
- I went to his house, which is far away from the town but which can be reached easily by motorcycle
- Only such boys as having passed Need apply
- I give him as much as required
- This is true as I said before
Interrogative Pronouns are who, which, what with whose and whom.
Interrogative Pronouns examples:
- Who are you?
- Whom do you want?
- Which is the house?
- Who goes there?
- Which of these do you want?
- What is he?
- What do you want?
- What folly! What a clever boy you are!
Distributive pronouns are each, either and neither
Distributive Pronouns examples:
- Either of you may go
- Neither of them was present
- Each of the two or five boys was fined
- Each has his own ideas
- The boys each have their work
- We each have done our work
- Each of the girls has done her work
Reflexive and Emphatic pronoun
Reflexive and emphatic pronouns are formed by adding self to my, your, her, it, him and selves to our, your, them. For example, itself, myself, yourself, himself, Herself, themselves, yourselves, ourselves
Reflexive and emphatic pronouns examples:
- I hurt myself
- He lost himself
- They hurt themselves
- I myself saw the men
- I saw the man himself
- I did it for myself
Indefinite pronouns do not point out any particular person or thing. But referring to a person or thing to the general manager. They are any, one, none, naught, aught, other, another, several, many, few, all, they, some
Indefinite pronouns examples:
- Have you seen any man there?
- Have you seen any dog in there?
- I want a few tables, can you give me any?
- Some say, she will come
- Suman has many books, some are new, some old
- One must do one‘s duty
- One does not know when one will die
- None of these concerns me
- None but fools have ever believed it
- The fruits that you gave me and others are also exhausted
- They say a war will break out
- Many are called, but few are chosen
When there are two people we use ‘each other’ and for more than two we used ‘one another’
Reciprocal Pronouns examples
- The girls fought with one another
- Maity and Sharma struck each other
Exercises on Pronoun:
Personal pronouns exercises
Point out the personal pronouns
- He told me to call him
- I have lost the book you gave me
- Do as I tell you
- I have sent your brother to him
- They are angry with me
- A friend of yours asked me for it
- It is a pleasure to talk with him
- This book is his not yours
- We will follow you
- He told them that they should mind their business
- It is known that you help me him
- I know that it was they that did it
- We should do what you tell us to do
- It was this book that I wanted
- It is 5 o’clock
- This pen is his, where is mine?
- It was with pleasure that I did the work
- State that you give them that advice
Demonstrative Pronouns exercises
Fill up the blanks with demonstrative pronouns
- The boy is taller than_
- _ is a lame excuse
- If you are a friend prove yourself as_
- His house is bigger than_ of Rakesh
- These things are better than_ supplied by him
- He said_
- His works are like_ of his brother
- Both are good but_ is more useful than_
- I help him and_ proves that I love him
- I help him and_ proved my love for him
Relative Pronouns exercises
Join the following sentences with relative pronouns
- I know the boy. He did it.
- The book is lost. I bought it.
- I help the man. Their houses were burnt down
- You have taught me a lesson. I shall not forget it
- A boy came to me. His name I do not know
- I shall tell it to Suman. You know him
- A boy came to me. I had never seen him before
- I have got that thing. I wanted it badly
- You must obey me. I am your superior
Interrogative Pronouns exercises
Fill in the blanks with suitable Interrogative Pronouns
- _ do you see there?
- _ is the name of the boy?
- _ are the things in your bag?
- _ is the best girl here?
- _ is that man there?
- _ of these pens is yours?
- Of _ are they talking?
- _ where are the toys made of?
- _ shall I choose, Shubhankar or Suman?
- _ are you speaking to?
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