In other words, pronouns are used to refer to people, places and things without having to repeat the name again and again in every sentence.
A pronoun can be any word that is used in place of a noun or another pronoun. In fact, there are five types of pronouns: personal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative and relative.
Personal pronouns include I, you, he/she/it, we and they. Personal pronouns indicate the person or thing being referred to by the speaker or writer. The main difference between personal pronouns and other types of pronouns is that they do not change form depending on their grammatical case (subjective case or objective case).
Possessive pronouns show ownership or possession by one person or thing over another. Possessive pronouns include mine, yours (singular), ours (plural), his/her/its/their (singular) and theirs (plural). The possessive adjective my should never be confused with the possessive pronoun my because they are two different words with different meanings!
Last modified: September 21, 2022