Pronoun is the word used in place of Noun to avoid repetition of Noun. eg:- I, We, He, She, They, Them etc. are pronoun.
-Riya is a good student. Riya Studies well. ►to avoid repetition of Noun (Riya) we should use Pronoun (She).
-Riya is a good student. She Studies well.
There are many Kinds of Pronoun (types are not much important for competitive exams). However, let’s discuss them briefly to get familiar with them-
Pronoun that refers to a particular person, group or thing.
eg:- I, you ,he, she, we, me, us, her, him, it, they, them etc.
Possessive Pronoun attributes ownership to someone or something.
eg:- his, hers, yours, ours, mine, theirs.
The words this, that, these, those, such, so, the same, one etc. are called demonstrative Pronoun. It is used to indicate person(s) or thing(s).
eg:- These paintings are beautiful.
Distributive Pronoun are each, either, neither etc. It is used to distinguish any person(s) or things(s) from group.
Reciprocal Pronouns are each other, one another. It is used for referring same work/things of two or more persons or things.
Note: each other is used for two persons/things while one another is used for more than two persons/things.
-They all loved one another.
-The five good friends quarreled with each other.
Both sentences are correct.
Reflexive Pronouns are formed by adding- self(singular) to my, your, him, her, it AND selves to our, your, them.
eg:- myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.
When myself, yourself, ourselves, herself, itself, themselves etc. are used for the sake of emphasis (self-importance) they are called emphatic Pronouns
-I myself did the work.
-His brother and I myself were present.
Pronouns used to relate or connect sentences or phrases are called Relative Pronoun.
eg:- who, which, that, what, why etc.
eg:- we don’t know the person who donated this money.
The Pronoun who, which, whom, what, whose etc used in asking questions are called interrogative Pronoun.
eg:- Who was knocking at the door?
Pronoun that doesn’t point out any particular person or thing, but refers to persons or things in a general manner.
eg- one, some, any, everybody, none, everything, something etc.
When interrogative word what/ which/ who is used to express surprise, it is called exclamatory Pronoun.
eg:- What a dreadful night!
Nominative/Subjective Case:- If a Pronoun acts as a subject of verb, it is in Nominative case. I, We, You, He, She, It, they etc. are Pronouns of Nominative case.
Objective Case:- If a Pronoun acts as an object of verb, it is in Objective case. me, us, you, him, her, It, them etc. are Pronouns of Objective case.
Note: you can easily determine pronouns of Nominative or Objective case by analysing sentence with respect to verb. You have to find the subject and object of verb to determine Nominative/Objective case.