Pronoun & its Kinds – Common Errors related with Pronouns

The word Pronoun is made of two elements – Pro prefix and Noun and its literal meaning is for a noun.So A pronoun is word that comes in place of a noun.

John is my friend. He lives in UK.

In the first sentence John is a noun. But in the second sentence, the work He is a pronoun as it has come for John.

The topic of Pronoun is very important from examinations’ point of view. In all the competitive exams whether they are held by SSC or IBPS or any of the exam conducting bodies. In all such exams, the knowledge of the candidates about Pronouns is checked through the topic called Common Errors. Sometimes the questions are asked by asking the candidates to fill the blanks with proper Pronouns.

Let us start the topic of pronoun for your preparation for the upcoming exams –

Types of Pronouns –

The pronouns are chiefly of 11 types.

  1. Personal Pronouns – I, You, They etc.
  2. Possessive Pronouns – Mine, Theirs etc.
  3. Distributive Pronouns – Each, Either, Neither
  4. Demonstrative Pronouns – This, That, These, Those etc.
  5. Reciprocal Pronouns – Each other, One Another
  6. Reflexive Pronouns – Myself, Yourself/selves etc. I will go here myself. ( Learn the use of Reflexive Pronoun with usage)
  7. Emphatic Pronouns – Myself, Yourself/selves etc. I myself will go here .
  8. Relative Pronouns – Who, Whom, Whose, Which, That.
  9. Indefinite Pronouns – Somebody, Nobody, Everyone. Someone etc.
  10. Interrogative Pronouns – Who, Whom, Whose, Which, What
  11. Exclamatory Pronouns – What with sign of exclamation at the end of the sentence.

As far as persons are concerned, there are three Personal Pronouns –

First Person/ Second Person / Third Person

  • First Person Pronouns – I, My, Me, We, Our, Us
  • Second Person Pronouns – You, Your, You, Thou, Thy, Thee
  • Third Person Pronouns – He, His, Him, She, Her, Her, It, Its, It, They, Their, Them

Check the Complete table of Pronouns to understand this complete topic –

Nominative CasePossessive AdjObjective CasePossessive PronounsReflexive/ Emphatic Pronouns
We OurUsOursOurselves

Examples –

  • I like her very much. ( I – Nominative and Her Objective )
  • This is my house and that is yours. ( My – Possessive Adj¬† and Yours – Possessive Pronouns )

She will prepare breakfast herself.

She herself will prepare breakfast.

Note – In the first sentence, herself is reflexive pronoun whereas in the second it is emphatic pronoun.

We shall update this page with more Rules of Pronouns in near future. Till then keep coming

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Use of Nouns



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Updated: June 29, 2016 — 10:52 pm

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