The pronoun is a word used in place of a noun to avoid repetition and monotony in speech or writing. In replacing the noun, however, the pronoun must reflect the gender and number of the noun.
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TYPES OF PRONOUN
Pronouns replace nouns perfectly and perform the roles the nouns replace and perform.
This refers to the person or thing that is involved in the action either as a subject or object. The pronouns also have singular and plural forms while they also reflect the first person, second person and third person.
First person I, ME WE, US
Second person YOU YOU
Third person HE/SHE/IT THEY
Example: She scolded them
I kicked him
They surprise me with their conduct.
These show possession or ownership of items. These pronouns also have two forms. One form functions as adjectives and are known as pronominal adjective while the other functions as pronouns and are known as such.
Pronoun adjective pronoun / adjective
1st person MINE MY OURS OUR
2ND person YUORS YOUR YOURS YOUR
3RD person HIS/HERS HIS/HER/ITS THEIRS
Example: This pen is mine (pronoun ‘mine’ is subject complement)
This is my pen (adjective ‘my’ modifies the noun ‘pen’).