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!
Repeating nouns while talking makes the conversation boring. This is why learning pronouns can be helpful. Let us learn more about this type of words.
A personal pronoun is a word that substitutes a name to avoid repetition. Personal pronouns show us the grammatical person and gender of the name they refer to.
Pronouns that can take the place of an object are called object pronouns. In this article, you will get to know different kinds of object pronouns.
Pronouns that are used in the position of a subject in sentences are called subject pronouns. In this article, you find all your answers about subject 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.
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.
'Emphatic pronouns' are used to refer to a noun or a pronoun mentioned earlier. So they give more detailed information.
There are five interrogative pronouns in English. Each is used to ask a specific question. In this lesson, we will learn more about these pronouns.
Possessive pronouns show ownership and indicate that something belongs to someone particular. With their help, we can make a possessive phrase shorter.
Indefinite pronouns refer to people or things without saying exactly who or what they are. In this lesson, we will learn more about these pronouns.
Dummy pronouns function grammatically the same as other pronouns, except they do not refer to a person or thing like normal pronouns do.
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.
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?
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.
Nominal Relative Pronouns
Nominal relative pronouns are also known as free relative pronouns are used to introduce a relative clause. Click here to learn!
Although we don't use 'archaic' or old pronouns today, but if you're a fan of works of Shakespeare, or other classic works you need to learn about them.
Distributive pronouns refer to nouns separately rather than collectively in a group. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.
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 it ‘noun’. we use their nouns to refer to things. In reality we talk about things a lot, and it is impractical to repeat their names every time we want to refer to something.
To make conversations easier, we came up with a simple and practical solution: a word that can substitute a noun (or name or pronoun) and prevent repetition. These types of words are called ‘Pronouns’. Pronouns 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 also add to the meaning of the sentence by showing emphasis or preventing vagueness. This is why we have different types of pronouns. Each type is used for different functions and grammatical structures.
English has different types of pronouns. Each type has different functions and usually different forms. You can read about these types in further lessons.