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 PRONOUNS

WHAT IS PRONOUN?

A PRONOUN IS A WORDS WHICH ARE USED FOR NOUNS. 'HE', 'SHE', 'IT', 'WE' AND 'THEY' ARE ALL EXAMPLES OF PRONOUNS. PRONOUNS MAKE UP A SMALL SUBCATEGORY OF NOUNS. AND THEY CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR OTHER NOUNS. WE OFTEN USE THEM TO AVOID REPEATING THE NOUNS THAT THEY REFER TO. 

FOR EXAMPLE:- 
1) ARTHA IS A GOOD GIRL. SHE IS VERY INTELLIGENT.
NOW IN THIS SENTENCE, WE CAN'T USE THE WORD ARTHA AGAIN AND AGAIN. LIKE ARTHA IS  A GOOD GIRL. ARTHA IS VERY INTELLIGENT. RATHER THAN THAT, SHE IS VERY INTELLIGENT. HERE THE WORD 'SHE' IS PRONOUN OF THE NOUN ' ARTHA'.

2) I HAVE A COMPUTER. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.
IN THE ABOVE SENTENCE, 'IT' REFERS TO THE NOUN 'COMPUTER'. SO 'IT' IS PRONOUN WORD.

3) THERE ARE 12 BOYS IN THE TEAM. THEY ARE VERY SMART IN-GAME.
IN THE ABOVE SENTENCE, 'THEY' REPRESENT FOR 'BOYS'.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRONOUNS?

THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRONOUNS
  • PERSONAL PRONOUNS
  • DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS
  • INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS
LET US LEARN IN DETAILS.

  • PERSONAL PRONOUNS

WHAT IS PERSONAL PRONOUN?

SOME PRONOUNS BELONG TO MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY. SHE AND HER ARE KNOWN AS PERSONAL PRONOUNS.
THE OTHER PRONOUNS LIKE  I, ME US, MY, OUR AND OURS ARE PERSONAL PRONOUNS OF THE FIRST PERSON.
FOR EXAMPLE- 
1) I AM ANUPAMA.
2) WE PLAY WITH TOYS.
3) THIS IS OUR HOUSE.
4) THIS IS MY BOOK.

THE PRONOUNS YOU, YOUR, YOU AND YOURS ARE THE PERSONAL PRONOUNS OF THE SECOND PERSON.
FOR EXAMPLE-
1) YOUR MOBILE WAS SWITCHED OFF.
2) YOU ARE GOOD AT SPORTS.
3) THESE BAGS ARE NOT MINE, THEY ARE YOURS.
4) I HAVE TWO KITTENS.

THE PRONOUNS HE, HER, HIM, THEY, THEM, IF, THEIR AND THEIRS ARE THE PERSONAL PRONOUNS OF THE THIRD PERSON.
FOR EXAMPLE-
1) THEY ARE PLANTING THE TREES.
2) ASK THEM TO EAT FRUITS.
3) HE IS A VERY POPULAR ACTOR.
4) GIVE HER A BIG GLASS OF JUICE.

 IN SHORT, THE WORD USED FOR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PERSON  IS PERSONAL PRONOUN.

  • DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN

WHAT IS DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN?

SOME PRONOUNS ARE USED TO POINT OUT THE OBJECT OR OBJECTS THEY REFER TO.
THE PRONOUNS LIKE 'THIS', ' THESE', ' THAT' AND ' THOSE'.
FOR EXAMPLE-
1) THIS IS A PEN.
2) THESE ARE PENCILS.
3) THAT IS A BALL.
4) THOSE ARE BALLS.
IN THE FIRST AND SECOND SENTENCE 'THIS' STANDS FOR A NOUN
 PEN AND 'THESE' STANDS FOR A NOUN  PENCILS.SO 'THIS' AND 
'THESE' IS A DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN.
IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH SENTENCE 'THAT' STANDS FOR A NOUN BALL AND 'THOSE' STANDS FOR A NOUN  BALLS.SO 'THAT' AND 'THOSE' IS A DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN. 

WHAT IS DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVE?

DISTINGUISH THE FOLLOWING PAIRS OF SENTENCES:
1) THIS IS A PEN.
2) THIS PEN IS BLACK.
IN THE FIRST SENTENCE, 'THIS' STANDS FOR A NOUN - PEN. SO
'THIS' IS A DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN.
IN THE SECOND SENTENCE,'THIS' QUALIFIES THE NOUN - PEN. SO 'THIS' IS A DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVE.

DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES DETERMINES USED TO IDENTIFY OR EXPRESS THE RELATIVE POSITION OF A NOUN IN TIME OR SPACE. IT COMES BEFORE ALL OTHER ADJECTIVES IN THE NOUN PHRASE. IT IS ESPECIALLY HELPFUL WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHICH PERSON OR THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT, WHETHER ITS NEAR OR FAR, SINGULAR OR PLURAL.

  • INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS

WHAT IS INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN?

A PRONOUN THAT IS USED TO ASK A QUESTION IS CALLED AN INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN. THE FIVE INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS ARE ' WHAT', 'WHICH', 'WHO', 'WHOM', AND 'WHOSE'. USED TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PEOPLE OR OBJECTS.
FOR EXAMPLE-
1) WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
2) WHO ARE YOU?
3)WHOM DID YOU LIKE?
4) WHICH IS YOUR BOOK?
5) WHOSE PEN IS THIS?

IN THE ABOVE ALL SENTENCES, THE WORDS 'WHAT', 'WHO', 'WHOM', 'WHICH' AND 'WHOSE' HAVE BEEN USED AS PRONOUNS. THEY ALL ASK QUESTIONS. THEY WILL ANSWER A NAME OR A WORD IN PLACE OF A NAME (NOUN). THEY ARE INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS.

TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A THING, WE USE WHAT.
TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT A PARTICULAR PERSON OR THING WHICH IS USED. 
TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONS, WE USE WHO AS HAS BEEN SHOWN IN THE QUESTIONS GIVEN ABOVE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PRONOUNS FROM THE FOLLOWING QUIZ-
WRITE PRONOUNS IN THE BLANKS.


FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH PRONOUNS


WRITE CORRECT PRONOUN WORDS REPRESENT THE UNDERLINED WORDS.

COMPLETE THE SENTENCE WITH HIM, HER, IT OR THEM.


USE CORRECT DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS FROM THE BRACKETS


WRITE CORRECT INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS


DIVIDE IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRONOUNS

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