Look! It's a List of Pronouns!

Before you look at the list of pronouns, let's have a quick refresher on the definition of a pronoun.

Quick Refresher

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns.

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These tables show a list of pronouns for the following types of pronouns:

personal, relative, demonstrative, indefinite, reflexive,

intensive, interrogative, possessive, subject and object


List of Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

These take the place of common and proper nouns.
Singular Plural
First Person: The person or people speaking or writing I
me
we
us
Second Person: The person or people being spoken or written to you you
Third Person: The person, people, or things being spoken or written about she, her
he, him
it
they
them

Learn how to form compound possessives with personal pronouns here.

Relative Pronouns

These relate subordinate adjective clauses to the rest of the sentence.
that, which, who, whom, whose, whichever, whoever, whomever


Demonstrative Pronouns

These represent a thing or things.
Singular Plural
Refers to things that are nearby this these
Refers to things that are far away that those


Indefinite Pronouns

These refer to something that is unspecified.
Singular anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, somebody, someone, something
Plural both, few, many, several
Singular or Plural all, any, most, none, some


Reflexive Pronouns

These end in self or selves.
Singular Plural
First Person: The person or people speaking or writing myself ourselves
Second Person: The person or people being spoken or written to yourself yourselves
Third Person: The person, people, or things being spoken or written about himself, herself, itself themselves


Interrogative Pronouns

These are used to ask questions.
what, who, which, whom, whose


Possessive Pronouns

These are used to show ownership.
Singular Plural
Used Before Nouns These actually function as adjectives. Crazy! my
your
his, her, its
our
your
their
Used Alone mine
yours
his, hers
ours
yours
theirs


Subject and Object Pronouns

These are used as either the subject or the object in a sentence.
Singular Plural
Subjects tell us whom or what the sentence is about. I
you
she, he, it
we
you
they
Objects: direct objects, indirect objects, objects of prepositions me
you
her, him, it
us
you
them

Sentence Diagramming
& Pronouns

Sentence diagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other.

Pronouns can do many things in a sentence, and the way they are diagrammed depends on the way that they are acting in each sentence.

Here are some of the jobs that pronouns can do: subject, direct object, indirect object, object of the preposition, and predicate noun.

You can learn more about diagramming by going to the grammar exercise page, which will take you step-by-step through diagramming.

I hope this has helped you learn a bit more about pronouns!

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