Definition of Pronoun
A pronoun is a part of speech. It is a word that we use instead of a noun or noun phrase to avoid the repetition of a noun. That is, a pronoun is a word that takes place of a noun. It works as a noun. That is, a pronoun acts as a subject, object of the preposition, direct object, and indirect object.
Here is the list of some pronouns-
What Is a Pronoun?
Let’s have a look-
- Sameer has to pursue the course that Sameer chose to achieve Sameer’s goal.
To avoid the repetition of a noun, I shall change the above sentence as;
- Sameer has to pursue the course that he chose to achieve his goal.
In the above sentence, ‘Sameer’ is a noun. It is the name of a person, and pronouns ‘he’ and ‘his’ are used instead of ‘Sameer’ to avoid the repetition of a noun ‘Sameer’.
Examples of Pronouns in the Sentences
Here are some examples of pronouns.
We shall use pronouns in the sentences below and get the explanation.
- Sarita was sleeping. She was not feeling well.
- Sam had lost his raincoat, but he got it today.
- Wilson has a cat. It is white in colour.
Explanation of pronouns used in the above sentences-
In the above sentences, the words- she, his, he, and it are used instead of Sarita, Sam, and cat respectively to avoid the repetition of their names.
We also use this, that, these and those to avoid repetition of a noun in the sentence.
Types of Pronouns
There are different types of pronouns you should know.
Here is a list of types of pronouns.
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