What is Pronoun? Types of Pronouns, Definition and Example Sentences

What is Pronoun? Types of Pronouns, Definition and Example Sentences


Pronouns, which are words you can use to get up to speed in writing and speaking, are often used in place of the name of another person or thing. In other words, you can say “They” when talking about Alice and Senna, this will shorten your speaking time and give you speed.

Pronouns, which are also referred to as a minor subcategory of nouns, can easily replace other nouns and do not look odd in any way. Some pronouns can only be used in place of personal nouns, while others can be used for both proper nouns and common nouns.

Since pronouns are very frequently used words in English and this subject is one of the most difficult subjects for English learners, you should take care to learn this subject. We have explained everything you wonder about these pronouns for you.

Types of Pronouns

  • Possessive pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • Intensive pronouns
  • Reciprocal pronouns

What are Personal Pronouns?

When people think of pronouns, the first thing that comes to mind is usually personal pronouns, these pronouns can be specific to a single person or they can describe a large group. We can tabulate personal pronouns as follows:



A new female student came to our class today, her name is Veronica and she came from abroad. (The phrase “every” is used here when referring to something Veronica has.)

We love to watch TV series every Friday night. My sister chooses them. (There are no personal pronouns in this sentence.)


What are Reflexive Pronouns?

If a pronoun wants to talk about the same noun as the subject of a verb, we can give the table of reflexive pronouns, a certain type of pronoun that should be used for the object of that verb, as follows:



If you do not want to get corona disease and risk public health, you have to take care of yourself and your hygiene.

If you’re cold, can you close the window yourself? Because you’re the only one in the room who gets cold and we don’t have to close the window.


What are Possessive Pronouns?

Positive pronouns used to indicate any ownership indicate that an item belongs to you. We can make the table of these pronouns that are directly related to the property as follows:

IMy / Mine
YouYour / Yours
HeHis / His
SheHer / Hers
TheyTheir / Theirs
ItIts / Its
WeOur / Ours


In the right part of the table, you will see two different words or two identical words. The rightmost one of these side-by-side words is an independent possessive and when you use this possessive suffix, you do not need to use any words afterward. For example, you can say “yours” instead of “Your pen”.

Although it was cold and snowy, she had not had any jacket she could wear, so I had to give her mine. (my jacket.)