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FSc ICS FA Intermediate English Parts of Speech Types of Pronoun

FSc ICS FA Intermediate English Parts of Speech Types of Pronoun


A pronoun is used in place of a noun or more nouns.
e.g. he, she, they etc

  • Subject Pronoun
  • Object Pronoun
  • Possevive Pronoun
  • Indefinite Pronoun
  • Reflexive Pronoun
  • Intensive Pronoun
  • Antecedent
  • Interrogative Pronoun
  • Demonstrative Pronoun
  • Distributive Pronoun
  • Reciprocal Pronoun
  • Relative Pronoun

Subject Pronoun
Subject pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used as the subject of a sentence/verb.
e.g. I, are, he, she, it, we, they, what and who.

Object Pronoun
An object pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used as the object of a verb or of a preposition.
e.g. me, it etc.

Possessive Pronoun
A pronoun that shows who or what has something. A pronoun indicating possession.
e.g. mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs

Indefinite Pronoun
A pronoun that does not refer to any person, amount, or thing in particular.
e.g. anything, anybody, anyone, something, somebody, someone, nothing, nobody, none, no one.

Reflexive Pronoun
A pronoun that points the action of the verb back to the subject.
e.g. myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, oneself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.

Intensive Pronoun
It is a pronoun that is used to add emphasis to a noun or pronoun already named.
e.g. She herself prepared the entire meal.

An antecedent is the noun or group of words to which a pronoun refers.
e.g. She made rice.

Interrogative Pronoun
An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun used in order to ask a question.
In modern English there are five interrogative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose.

Demonstrative Pronoun
A demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun that is used to point to something specific within a sentence. These pronouns can indicate items in space or time, and they can be either singular or plural.
e.g. this, that, these and those.

Distributive Pronoun
A distributive pronoun considers members of a group separately, rather than collectively.
They include each, any, either, neither and others.

Reciprocal Pronoun
A reciprocal pronoun is a pronoun which is used to indicate that two or more people are carrying out or have carried out an action of some type, with both receiving the benefits or consequences of that action simultaneously.
e.g. each other, one another.

Relative Pronoun
A relative pronoun is used to connect a clause or phrase to a noun or pronoun.
e.g. that, which, who, whose, whom, where, when.

Written by: Asad Hussain


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