Pronouns in English Grammar

Pronouns in English Grammar

Just like stunt doubles for actors in action movies, pronouns are stunt doubles for nouns. They're ready to take actions when nouns are not there!

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Personal Pronouns in English Grammar

Personal Pronouns

A personal pronoun is a word that substitutes a name in a sentence to avoid it repetition. Each personal pronouns shows us information like person or number.

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Demonstratives Pronouns in English Grammar

Demonstratives Pronouns

A demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun mostly used to point to something based on its distance from the speaker. In English these pronouns have four forms.

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Impersonal Pronouns in English Grammar

Impersonal Pronouns

An impersonal pronoun does not refer to a specific person or thing. These pronouns help us talk about a thing or person without mentioning what or who they are.

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Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive pronouns show ownership and indicate that something belongs to a particular someone. With their help, we can make a possessive phrase shorter.

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Indefinite Pronouns in English Grammar

Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite pronouns refer to people or things without saying exactly who or what they are, but they give other information like: entirety, amount, type, etc.

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Dummy Pronouns in English Grammar

Dummy Pronouns

Dummy pronouns function grammatically as other pronouns, except they do not refer back to a person or thing like normal pronouns do.

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Reflexive Pronouns in English Grammar

Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns are used to show that the subject and object of a sentence are exactly the same person or thing or there is a direct connection between them.

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Interrogative Pronouns in English Grammar

Interrogative Pronouns

There are five interrogative pronouns in English. Each one is used to ask a specific question about people or objects.

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Reciprocal Pronouns in English Grammar

Reciprocal Pronouns

When two or more people are doing the same thing and receiving the consequences of that action at the same time we use reciprocal pronouns.

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Relative Pronouns in English Grammar

Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are matchmakers of English grammar. They come in the beginning of relative clauses and join two clauses together. Ready to learn about them?

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Archaic Pronouns in English Grammar

Archaic Pronouns

Although we don't use 'archaic' or old pronouns today, but if you're a fan of Shakespearean or historical older texts, you need to learn about them.

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What Is a Pronoun and How Does It Help Us?

In every language we have a specific word for each concept or thing that we call a ‘noun’. we use these nouns to refer to things. In reality we talk about things a lot, and it is impractical to repeat these names every time we want to refer to something.

To make life easier, we came up with a simple and practical solution: a word that can substitute a noun and prevent repetition. These types of words are called ‘Pronouns’. Pronoun are words that can substitute nouns and make sentences simpler and easier to understand.

It is important to mention that pronouns do not just substitute nouns and play the same role, they can add to the meaning of the sentence by showing emphasis or preventing vagueness. This is why we have different type of pronouns. Each type is used for a different function or grammatical structure.

English has different types of pronouns. Each type has a different function and usually a different form. You can read about these types in further lessons.