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Grade 5 - English Language
2.47 Kinds of Pronouns

Types of Pronouns:

  • Personal Pronouns: The personal pronoun takes the place of a specific or named person or thing. Personal pronouns come in three different cases: Subject Pronouns, Object Pronouns, and Possessive Pronouns.

    Subject Pronouns: I you, she, he, they, we, it, who
    Object Pronouns: me, you, him, her, them, us, it, whom
    Possessive Pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, theirs, ours, its, whose

    Subjective Objective Possessive
    SingularPlural SingularPlural SingularPlural
    First Person Iwe meus my, mineour, ours
    Second Person youyou youyou your, yoursyour, yours
    Third Person he, she, itit, theyhim, her,itit, them his, herits, their

  • Demonstrative Pronoun: The demonstrative pronoun points out a specific person, place, or thing. Examples: this, that, these, those

  • Reflexive Pronoun: The reflexive pronoun adds information by pointing back to a noun or another pronoun. Examples: myself, yourself.

  • Intensive Pronouns: The intensive pronoun adds emphasis to a noun or pronoun. Examples: myself, yourself, herself, ourselves, themselves

  • Indefinite Pronouns: Indefinite pronouns refer to persons, places, or things without specifying for certain which one. Examples: everybody, anybody, somebody, all, each, every, some, none, one

  • Interrogative Pronoun: An interrogative pronoun is used to ask a question. The personal interrogative pronouns come in the same three cases as the personal pronouns. Examples: who, what, where, which

  • Relative Pronouns: A relative pronoun begins a subordinate clause and relates the clause to a word in the main clause. Examples: who, whom, which and that

  • Reciprocal Pronoun: A reciprocal pronoun is a pronoun that involves an exchange. Examples: each other, one another

  • Negative Pronoun: A negative pronoun refers to a negative noun phrase. Examples: no-one, nobody, neither, none and nothing

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write two example sentences for each of type of pronoun described above. As a homework, read a book and find at least ten pronouns and identify their types.
Q 1: Hand me that hammer.
Find the demonstrative pronoun in the above sentence.

Q 2: Who is there?
Find the interrogative pronoun in the above sentence.

Q 3: The car that we have doesn't run well.
Find the relative pronoun in the above sentence.

Q 4: She hit him on his head.
Find the personal pronouns in the above sentence.
She, hit, him
She, him, his
hit, him, his

Q 5: It will be hard for me to see you.
Find the personal pronouns in the above sentence.
It, me, you
It, for, you
be, me, you

Q 6: I saw myself in the mirror.
Find the reflexive pronoun in the above sentence.

Q 7: She wanted that much money?
Find the demonstrative pronoun in the above sentence.

Q 8: Somebody is coming to dinner.
Find the indefinite pronoun in the above sentence.

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