English Grammar

The Basics of English Language

Pronoun, Types of Pronoun


Pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun, e.g. he, she, it, they, his, her, him its etc.


John is an intelligent student. He goes to school daily. He studies a lot. He is making preparation for examination. He will get high marks examination.

In the above paragraph pronoun “he” is used instead of noun “John”. If we do not use pronoun in above paragraph we will have to use the noun “John” again and again in each sentence. So, the purpose of pronoun is to avoid the repetition of a noun


Examples. He, she, it, they, you, I, we, who, him, her, them, me, us, whom, his, its, their, your, mine, our and whose, myself, himself, herself , yourself,  which, this, that these, those,  are the pronouns which are mostly used.


Pronoun can be divided into following groups.


  • Personal Pronouns:  e.g. I, you, He, she, it, they, who, me, him, her, them, whom
  • Possessive Pronouns: e.g. yours, mine, his, hers, ours, theirs,
  • Reflexive Pronouns: e.g. myself, himself, herself, itself, yourself, ourselves, themselves
  • Reciprocal Pronoun: e.g. each other, one another
  • Relative Pronouns: e.g. who, whom, whose, which, that
  • Demonstrative Pronoun: e.g. this, these, that, those


                         Types of Pronoun


There five types of pronoun

1. Personal Pronoun
2. Possessive Pronoun
3. Reflixive Pronoun
4. Relative Pronoun
5. Demonstrative Pronoun


Personal Pronouns.

Personal pronoun describes a particular person or thing or group.

Personal pronoun describes the person speaking (I, me, we, us), the person spoken to (you), or the person or thing spoken about (he, she, it, they, him, her, them).





  1. Personal Pronoun, Possessive Pronoun,
  2. Reflexive Pronoun, Relative Pronoun, Demonstrative Pronoun