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5 Super Useful Tips to Improve Pronoun and Types

In this blog, there are 5 left-out pronouns with detailed explanation with examples for each one given separately. It was very difficult to define all the types together hence it was divided into two parts.

We will be covering these five types of pronouns.

Indefinite Pronoun

Emphatic pronoun

Relative Pronoun

Possessive Pronoun

Distributive Pronoun


Indefinite Pronoun

This type of Pronoun doesn’t specify any special person or thing. These are commonly used in English.

Everybody

Anybody

Nobody

Everything

Anything

Nothing

No one

Both

Somebody

Something

All

Some

Few

Little

Any

Some

Something

Much

Others

One

 


The above table shows the indefinite pronouns. There are examples given for each pronoun word to understand it more clearly.

Everybody

Everybody wants to be happy in this despondent world.

Everybody needs to be vaccinated to get rid of this Coronavirus.

Anybody

Anybody can learn English.

Anybody will solve this type of puzzle in a few seconds.

Nobody (it is used in negative expressions no need to use Not)

Nobody knows the future.

Can nobody find the final remedy for this Coronavirus?

Everything

Everything will be all right very soon.

Everything needs to be clearly explained before we take any final decision.

Anything

Will anything ever replace Petrol?

Anything can happen anywhere anytime.

No one

No one deserves the world.

No one cares about your tears, it is better to keep a smile.

Both

Both are available ice cream and cakes.

Both of them should be treated equally in all aspects.

All

All is well here.

All want to be rich but nobody wants to work for it.

One must stick to one’s words.

Many of our relatives try to intervene in our personal affairs.

Only little has changed with time.

Emphatic Pronouns

Subjective case

Emphatic Pronoun

I

Myself

We

Ourselves

You

Yourself/Yourselves

They

Themselves

She

Herself

He

Himself

It

Itself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





The emphatic pronoun comes just after the subject if it is used at the last of a sentence then it is a reflexive pronoun. Let’s look at examples.

I, myself will answer to the world.  (Emphatic)

I will answer the world myself.    (Reflexive)

Myself

I myself can change my way of working which none else can do.

I myself wrote this blog without any problem.

Ourselves

We ourselves have created a lot of problems in our life.

Yourself / Yourselves

You yourself are the driver of your life, take it wherever you want.

You yourselves have to complete this task and submit it individually.

Themselves

Ramu and his brother, themselves killed.

They themselves decided to go to the U.S.A one day.

Herself

Mother herself can take all the responsibilities of her children.

The princess of Jhansi devoted herself for the sake of her empire.

Himself

The god himself created the world with both negative and positive aspects.

Relative Pronoun

The relative pronouns help you make longer sentences that describe the relation with an antecedent part. There are some words that let us do it easily. Let’s learn them with the help of examples.

Relative Pronoun

Who

Whose

Whom

Which

Where

How

What

When

Why

Types of Relative Pronouns

    ·        Continuatve

    ·        Restrictive

Continuative: this type of relative pronoun doesn’t specify the antecedent noun in the sentences.

Restrictive: This type of relative pronoun specifies the noun’s qualities.

Continuative

Who

Everyone knows who can better understand himself.

I saw a man who was doing unbelievable fits in the circus.

I have many friends who directly have access to the PMO.

Whose

I really like the girls whose thoughts can transform your way of thinking.

All look for a person whose arrival in their life can disappear their despondency permanently.

Whom

The person with whom you traveled on the train has come to see you off at the station.

I apologized to a girl for my repulsive behavior whom I had defied in front of her husband.

What

A fastidious man asked a saint what makes one happy.

I did what I dreamed of a few years ago.

When

I don't exactly know when her work is finished

They wait for a moment when they gather annually to celebrate their father's birthday.

Why

I still don't know the reason why people can't a girl and a boy equally.

He wrote me an apology and mentioned his absence from the class.

Which

Could you please tell me the way would take me to the bus stop?

She herself writes articles that get the audience's appreciation substantially.

How

Suggest to me some steps on how we can work as a team.

She narrated to me the whole story of how she came to London.

 Possessive Pronoun

Possessive Pronoun

First Person

I

My + noun

Mine

 

 

We

Our + noun

Ours

 

 

 

 

Second Person

You

Your+noun

Yours

 

 

 

 

 

 

They

Their+ noun

Theirs

Third Person

She

Her+noun

Hers

He

His + noun

His

Where we use a possessive pronoun, make sure the noun is absent otherwise else it will be wrong.
As we read the definition of the pronoun it replaces the noun in the sentence.

Mine

My friends bought the shoes as mine.

A friend of mine comes tomorrow to see me after a long time.

Ours

This decision should be ours either to continue working on this project or to leave it.

Yours

Everything which is yours belongs to me as well.

I also wish to have my hair cut as yours.

Hers

This colorful toy is hers.

His

This decision was his to go and wish our friend on his birthday at 12 sharp surprisingly.

Distributive Pronouns

Distributive pronouns are used for every single person and thing.

Distributive Pronoun

 

Either

Neither

Each

Any

None


 
 
He couldn’t solve either of these two puzzles.

   Neither of the answers is correct for this question.

   Each came with his parents to the P.T.M.

   None is allowed inside without valid permission.

   Any of my friends don’t work in a government department.


Note: Either and Neither are used only two.

          These all words take verbs as a singular subject.

           Any is used for more than 2.

If you still have any doubts, comment us know below. Hope you enjoyed learning the facts about Pronouns. Continue your learning and learn something new here.

 

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