What Are The Different Types Of Pronouns? (ANSWER)

What Are The Different Types Of Pronouns? (ANSWER)

TYPES OF PRONOUNS – In this topic, we are going to learn and identify the different types of pronouns and the meaning of each.


Pronouns are usually words that replaces a noun or a noun phrase but there are certain types that are considered pronouns but do not have these traits.


According to GrammarMonster, there are at about nine different types of pronouns:

  • Demonstrative Pronouns
    • These are used to demonstrate or indicate something such as thisthatthese, and those.
    • Examples:
      • Are you going to eat that?
      • Is this for real?
      • What are those?
  • Indefinite Pronouns
    • This type is used to identify non-specific things such as allsomeanyseveralanyonenobodyeachbothfeweithernoneone, and no one.
    • Examples:
      • Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me.
      • There are few who do not wish to be with us.
      • Well, you gotta have something to be curious about.
  • Interrogative Pronouns
    • These are used in questions such as Whowhichwhatwhere, and how.
    • Examples:
      • What are you going to do?
      • When will we meet?
      • Where do you want to go?
  • Personal Pronouns
    • These pronouns represents people and replaces nouns such as Iyouhesheitwethey, and who.
    • Examples:
      • You must be kidding me.
      • He will show you the way
      • She must have a boyfriend.
  • Possessive Pronouns
    • These types represents possession such as mineyourshishersours, and theirs.
    • Examples:
      • Shall we decide which item is yours to possess?
      • This bag is mine.
      • The things left in the classroom are his.
  • Relative Pronouns
    • These are used to add more information to a sentence like whichthatwho, whom, whose and where.
    • Example:
      • The house, which was on fire, is now destroyed.
      • My best friend, whom I consider my sister, wants to talk to you.
  • Reciprocal Pronouns
    • These are used for actions or feelings that are reciprocated such as each other and one another.
    • Examples:
      • Do you hate one another?
      • Aww, whey do love each other.
  • Reflexive Pronouns
    • These pronouns usually ends with -self or -selves and refers to another noun or pronoun in the sentence.
    • Examples:
      • You will hurt yourself
      • The dog bit itself.
  • Intensive | Emphatic Pronouns
    • This pronoun refers back to another noun or pronoun in the sentence to emphasize it.
    • Examples:
      • I will deal with this problem myself.
      • Kitty opened the can herself.

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