what is pronoun? what are the types of pronoun? Full Details

Pronouns: A pronoun is a part of speech that is used instead of a noun.


She is my student.

They are visitors.

List of all kinds of a Pronouns.

  1. Personal
  2. Subjective
  3. Objective
  4. Possessive
  5. Indefinite
  6. Relative
  7. Intensive
  8. Demonstrative
  9. Interrogative

Note: All these kinds of pronouns have its own method and usage.

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1. Personal pronoun:

Are mostly used to replace noun and also used as a subject, object and possessive case in sentences.


They often visit the white house.

Shabnam cooked food for us.

2. Subjective pronoun:

A subject pronoun also called subjective or subject personal pronoun, is used as a substitute for proper and common nouns and is used when the pronouns are the subject of the sentence.

(I, you, he, she, it, we, they)


She wrote a letter.

We enjoyed the party.

3. Objective pronoun:

An object pronoun also called objective pronoun, functions as the object of a verb and preposition like (around, behind, beside, in, on, at, for, with)

(me, you, him, her, it, us, them)


I told him to apply for the job.

They wished us to be successful.

4. Possessive pronoun:

A possessive pronoun attributes ownership to someone or something for example, in the phrase, “These drums are mine, not yours” the words “Mine” and “yours” are possessive pronouns and stand for “my drums” and “your drums” respectively.

(mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs)


This is our classroom. It’s ours.

This is my mobile. It’s mine.

5. Indefinite pronoun:

The indefinite pronoun doesn’t refer to any particular nouns, it refers to things and people in general.

Singular (anybody, anything, anyone, enough, either, neither, nothing, someone, each, everybody, everything, nobody, no one, one, somebody, something)

Plural (several, both, others, few, many, any, all, more)


Enough is enough.

Something is missing.

6. Relative pronoun:

These are used to combine or connects a clause or phrase to a noun or pronouns.

(who, whoever, whom, whomever, which, whichever, that)


The man who drives the car was my uncle.

She is the girl that I talked.

7. Intensive pronoun:

These are used to focus or emphasize a noun or pronouns.

(myself, himself, herself, themselves, itself, yourself, yourselves, ourselves)


She herself wrote the letter.

They themselves visit the zoo.

8. Demonstrative pronoun:

Demonstrative pronouns emphasize the noun that replacing a pronoun.

(these, those, this, that, such)


Such an amazing party it was.

This is my notebook.

9. Interrogative pronoun:

An interrogative pronoun is used to ask questions.

(who, whom, which, whose, what)


Whose pen is it?

What is your job?

The summary of personal pronouns includes as following.

1st per        i      me      my     mine myself
2nd per      you       you     your    yours yourself
3rd per
      he     him       his       his himself
3rd per
    she     her      her     hers herself
3rd per        it       it       its not used itself
1st per
   we    us    our    ours ourselves
2nd per
   you    you    your   yours yourselves
3rd per
   they     them     their      theirs themselves


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