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Pronoun

A pronoun is usually defined as a word used to name something indirectly instead of using a noun. Something can be replaced by he, she, it, etc.

In general, pronouns can be classified into several types of representations.

  1. Personal Pronoun: A personal pronoun is usually a word used to replace a noun of person, thing. A personal pronoun can be I, we, you, he, she, it, they, etc.

     He is a doctor.

  2. Reflexive Pronoun: A reflexive pronoun is usually a word used to replace the noun of a originator when the expression originated by something turns back or reflects upon the originator. A reflexive pronoun can be myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves, etc.

  3. Emphatic Pronoun: An emphatic pronoun is usually a word used as a compound reflexive pronoun for the sake of emphasis purpose. A emphatic pronoun can be myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves, etc.

  4. Demonstrative Pronoun: A pronoun: A demonstrative pronoun is usually a word used to demonstrate or point out something specifically referred to. A demonstrative pronoun can be this, these, that, those, such, etc.

  5. Possessive Pronoun: A possessive pronoun is usually a word used to point out something specifically belonged to. A possessive pronoun can be mine, hers, his, its, ours, yours, theirs, etc.

  6. Adjectivally Possessive Pronoun: An adjectivally possessive pronoun is usually a word used to describe something specifically belonged to. An adjectivally possessive pronoun can be my, her, his, its, our, your, their, etc.

  7. Indefinite Pronoun: An indefinite pronoun is usually a word used to point out something in a general way without specifically referred to. An indefinite pronoun can be one, none, all, some, nobody, somebody, few, many, others, anybody, everybody, everyone, etc.

  8. Distributive Pronoun: A distributive pronoun is usually a word used to point out something one at a time. A distributive pronoun can be each, either, neither, etc.

  9. Reciprocal Pronoun: A reciprocal pronoun is usually a compound pronoun with two words used to point out that one and the other of something are functioned as a reciprocal to each other. A reciprocal pronoun can be "each other", "one another", etc. 

  10. Relative Pronoun: A relative pronoun is usually a word used to refer or relate something to something expressed. A relative pronoun can be who, which, that, etc.

  11. Compound Relative Pronoun: A compound relative pronoun is usually an intensive word used to refer or relate something to something expressed with emphasis to anything. A compound relative pronoun can be whoever, whichever, whatever, etc.

  12. Interrogative Pronoun: An interrogative pronoun is usually a word used for referring something unknown when asking question. An interrogative pronoun can be who, whom, whose, which, what, how, etc.

  13. Compound Interrogative Pronoun: A compound interrogative pronoun is usually an intensive word used for referring something unknown with emphasis to anything. A compound interrogative pronoun can be whoever, whichever, whatever, etc.

  14. Exclamatory Pronoun: An exclamatory pronoun is usually a word used to refer some expression in an exclamation. An exclamatory pronoun can be what, etc

 

 


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References

  1. Thomson A.J., Martinet A.V., 1961, A Practical English Grammar for Foreign Students, Oxford University Press, London
  2. Nesfield, J.C., 1898, Manual of English Grammar and Composition, MacMillan & Co., Limited, London
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