A Pronoun is a word used instead of a Noun.
I am young,
We are young, You are young, They are young, He (She, it ) is young.
He, She ,It, I , we , they are called Personal Pronouns because they stand for the three persons-
- the person speaking,
- the person spoken to ,
- the person spoken of .
-Reflexive and Emphatic Pronouns :
When- self is added to my, your, him, her , it and selves to our, your them , we get Compound Pronouns.
They are called Reflexive Pronouns when the action done by the subject turns back (reflects ) upon the subject : as
I hurt myself,
You will hurt yourself.
He hurt himself,
She hurt herself.
This is a present from my uncle.
These are merely excuses..
Both cars are good, but this is better than that ,.
This, These , are used to point out the objects to which they refer and are therefore called
One must not boast of one’s own success.
None of his poems are well known.
One , none – these pronouns referred to persons or things in a general way but do not refer to any person or thing in particular.
They are therefore called Indefinite Pronouns.
Distributive Pronouns :
Each of the girls gets a prize.
Either of you can go.
Each and Either are called distributive Pronouns, because to person or things one at a time. For this reason , are always Singular and as such followed by the verb in the Singular.
Relative Pronouns :
I have found the pen which I had lost.
Here is the book that you lent me .
Which , That are called Relative Pronouns because it refers or relates to some noun going before which is called its antecedent.
Interrogative Pronouns :
Who are you?
What is the matter ?
Who and what are used for asking questions and are therefore called Interrogative Pronouns.