What is a pronoun?

Lyubov Polishchuk
Lyubov Polishchuk
March 18, 2013
What is a pronoun?

Representing an independent part of speech, the pronoun is intended to indicate the subject, a sign or the same number, but without naming them. What is a pronoun, are taught in school, but if you suddenly forgot this topic, read on.

Types of pronouns

Personal pronouns call the participants of the conversation (I, you, we, you), as well as persons who do not participate in the discussion, and subjects (he, she, it, they).

The pronoun reflexive is only one - “yourself” (you will not offend yourself. Prelude justified itself.).

Possessive pronouns are necessary to refer to the belonging of an object to a person or to any other object: yours, ours, my, yours, yours, hers, hiss, theirs. For example: our ship; their hopes; his profile, etc.

Demonstrative pronouns also refer to a sign, but can also determine the number of items: this one, such, that, such, that much; obsolete - this, that.

Definitive pronouns indicate the very sign of the subject: itself, anyone, other, different, most, everyone, everyone, everyone, and also obsolete everyone, everyone.

Interrogative pronouns act as interrogative words and indicate the person, subject, quantity, or sign: who, what, how much, what, who, whose.

Relative pronouns are similar to interrogative ones and are allied words, but are binding between parts of a complex sentence.

Negative pronouns are designed to determine the absence of a sign or the object itself: no one, nothing, nothing, no one, no one, no one.

Indefinite pronouns are parts of speech formed by the prefix some- or suffixes — ever, some from already known interrogative pronouns, and also the words: some, someone, something, some, several.

Based on what the pronoun denotes and what grammatical features it exhibits, the pronoun can be related to a noun, adjective and numeral.

  • Pronouns-nouns define a person or object (i. You, who, what, no one, etc.);
  • Pronouns-adjectives call a feature of an object (mine, yours, some, this, etc.);
  • Pronouns-numerals, respectively, indicate the number (how many, several, so many);
  • Pronouns-adverbs indicate a sign of action (where, so, where, therefore, and so on.

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