Pronoun in English Grammar with Examples [With PDF]
This lesson is all about Pronoun in English Grammar.
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Definition of Pronoun:
A word that replaces, relates a noun or equivalent is called Pronoun. It may also interrogate, distribute, demonstrate or reciprocate whole sense of a sentence, acting either as a subject or as an object.
If a sentence consists of a pronoun or a noun that takes “to be” as the main verb then we use nominative case of a pronoun. For example, it was I who called you last night.
In case of comparative degree, after the word ‘than’ we use the nominative case of a pronoun. For example, she performed better than I was.
We use objective case of pronoun after the word ‘let’. For example, let him and I do the work together.
If we use ‘each’ or ‘every’ in a sentence, then the auxiliary verb[External Link] should be in a singular form. For example, every man, woman, and child is now aware of this.
When an action is reflected that towards the subject itself, then reflexive pronouns are used. Some verbs which allow reflexive pronouns are- avail, adapt, enjoy, resign, etc. For example, We should adapt our self to every circumstance in our lives.
If a sentence expresses positivity or good sense and all the personal pronouns are used in the same sentence ina singular form, then the order of those personal pronouns will be the second person, third person and first person (231). For example, You, he and I have attended the meeting today.
If a sentence expresses negativity or flaw, all the three personal pronouns are used in the same sentence in a singular form, then the order of those personal pronouns will be the first, second and third person (123). For example, I, you and he did not help the poor man.
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