Kinds of Pronouns
A Pronoun is a word used instead of Noun;
- He is dancing.
They are glad to see her dancing.
She is also glad to see them.
Write these sentences again using Pronouns instead of the world’s in Colour:
Look at Paul. Paul sleeping. Wake Paul up.
Lila is pretty girl. Lila is ten years old. Everyone likes Lila
I have a book. The book is very interesting. The book has many pictures. I like the pictures very much.
Meera is a good girl. I like Meera because Meera works hard.
When the girl saw the butterfly, the girl ran after the butterfly but the butterfly flew away.
The woman gave sweets to the children but _____ they did not thank ____
Sita is a good girl. ______ always come to school on time. The teacher likes ____very much.
Peter, _____ are a naughty boy _____ never obey _____ _____ always make a noise. ______ do not like to work ______
Where is Robert? Oh! _____ is late again____ told _____ to come on time. Tell _____ to see ____ when _____ comes.
The Personal Pronoun are called, because they stand for the three person
The Subjects of sentences we use like : I, you, we, he, she, it, they.
The Objects of sentences we use like: me, us, you, him, her, it, them.
The Pronouns like myself, ourselves , yourself, yourselves, himself, themselves, itself, used in sentences ground under A, behave like to Objects to Verbs, but they refers to same person as the Subjects to the Verbs. Such Pronouns are called Reflexive Pronounce. Whom do you blame for it? – Myself.
Whom did he hang? – Himself.
- I blame myself for it.
We often talk to ourselves.
You will hurt yourself.
You will enjoy yourselves, boys.
He saw herself in the mirror.
They always talk about themselves.
The dog had hurt itself.
Reflective and Emphasising Pronouns
The Pronouns like myself, ourselves , yourself, yourselves, himself, themselves, itself, used in sentences ground under B, are used with a Noun or Pronoun for the sake of emphasis. They are hence called Emphasising Pronouns.
- I myself was there.
We ourselves served the guests.
You must do it yourself.
Boys, you yourselves wanted this.
The king himself was present.
She herself looked after my wants.
They themselves went there.
The town itself fell.
Choose the most suitable answer to fill in the blanks in the sentences given below.
- We agreed to help _____ with their maths problems.
A. They B. She C. Us D. Them
- Is this cap or ____?
A. Our B. It C. His D. Them
- Laxmi was unhappy because her classmates made fun of ________.
A. She B. I C. He D. Her
- Tells those boys that _____ may wait.
A. Them B. They C. Their D. Theirs
- Look at that house. How _____ burns!
A. It B. You C. They D. You
- My father is talking _____ to a movie.
A. I B. She C. He D. Me
- That hat must be _____, Sir.
A. His B. Theirs C. Yours D. Ours
- Has Mrs Bose gone home? I think this purse must be _____.
A. Must B. His C. Ours D. Theirs
- Be careful of the dog. _____ may bite you.
A. He B. She C. They D. It
- The girls are in the hall. _____ are practising for the school
A. They B. We C. Us D. Them
Fill in the blanks with Reflexive or Emphasizing Pronouns:
- Rita, you will hurt _______
Sita often talks to _______
We often deceive _______
Boys, you will hurt ________
You _______ wanted this.
The thieves hid _______
The horse has hurt ______
He _______ wen to see the prisoner.
She ________ is to blame for it.
They _______ are responsible for the mistake.
You have already seen that my, your, his, her, ours, there are Possessive Adjectives since they are used to show possession.
- That book isn’t yours; it’s mine
Lend her your pen; she has lost hers.
Your means ‘your book’, hers means ‘her pen’. They are Possessive Pronouns.
Put Possessive Pronouns in the blank spaces:
- I own that puppy; it is ___________
You own that puppy; it is ___________
He own that puppy; it is ___________
She own that puppy; it is ___________
We own that puppy; it is ___________
They own that puppy; it is ___________
That horse belongs to us
That horse is ours.
Now you rewrite each sentences, as shown in the above:
Those shoes belong to him.__________
That new bicycle belongs to her. _________
These pictures belongs to them. ________
This table belongs to me. __________
Those gloves belong to you. ___________
The sentences like this, that, those, these are used to point out the Objects or object for which they are used. This and these refer to things near at hand; that and those refer to things lying at a distance. They are, therefore, called Demonstrate Pronouns.
- This is my pen.
These are my books.
That is my house.
Those are your books.
Fill in the blanks with Demonstrative Pronouns:
______ is my book; _____ is yours.
________ are ripe mangoes; ______ are unripe.
Her face is more charming than ______ of sita.
This cap is white, but ______ is black.
_______ is Mohan pen; ________ is yours.
It will be seen that the Pronouns who, what, which, whom, whose are used for asking questions. Pronouns used for asking questions are called Interrogative Pronouns.
- Who made the noise.
What is the matter.
Which is your pen.
Whose is this pen.
Whom do you want to see.
Fill in the blanks with Interrogative Pronouns:
_______ made that noise?
_____ shall we do now?
______ is the news?
____ is the merchant here and _____ is the new?
________ do you want?
______ did you give my message to?
________ broke the chair?
_____ is your brothers bicycle?
_____ did you enjoy the movie?
______ were you instructed in this matter?
Exercise 1 :Answer
- He, 2. She, 3. It, 4. Her, 5. It.
Exercise 2 : Answer
- They her, 2. She her, 3. Is he why one he daily, 4. Why and him him me he
Exercise 3: Answer
- Them, 2. His, 3. Her, 4. Their, 5. It, 6. Me, 7. Yours, 8. Hers, 9. It, 10. They.
Exercise 4: Answer
- Yourself, 2. Herself, 3. Ourself, 4. Yourself, 5. Themselves, 6. Yourself, 7. Itself, 8. Himself, 9. Herself, 10. Themself.
Exercise 5: Answer
- Mine, 2. Yours, 3. His, 4. Hers, 5. Ours, 6. Theirs.
Exercise 6: Answer
- Those are his shoes.
That is her new bicycle.
Those are their pictures.
These table is mine.
Those gloves are your.
Exercise 7: Answer
- This that, 2. This those, 3. That, 4. That, 5. This that.
Exercise 8: Answer
- Who, 2. What, 3. What, 4. Who what, 5. What, 6. Who, 7. Who, 8. Which, 9. How, 10. Which.