What is a Pronoun?

English Pronoun is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Here are some significant points about pronoun.

  • A word that takes the place of a noun, noun phrase, or noun clause. We can use a pronoun instead of a noun.
  • Pronouns allow us to eliminate the repetition and they keep communication going with or without the noun.
  • Pronouns come in to keep nouns from getting repetitive or when nouns are not clearly known.
  • A pronoun can function as a subject, object or complement in a sentence.


I saw his book on your table.
I would like to tell you something.
She makes me angry.

Pronoun is an important part of parts of speech so let us see clearly

Types of Pronouns

1. Personal Pronouns

The personal pronoun takes the place of a specific person, group, or thing. The personal pronouns in English grammar take various forms according to number, person, case and gender.

Read more about Personal Pronoun

  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Intensive Pronouns
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Reciprocal Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Relative Pronouns

Personal Pronouns:

Personal pronouns stand in for people, places, things and ideas. From the below images you can identify the personal pronouns.

Personal subject pronouns


Number Person Gender Personal Pronouns
Subject Object
Singular 1st male/female I me
2nd male/female you you
3rd male he him
female she her
neuter it it
Plural 1st male/female we us
2nd male/female you you
3rd male/female/neuter they them

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