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Kinds of Pronouns: Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns

are pronouns having the same form but different in usage.

Reflexive pronouns acts as 'direct object' of the verb or 'object of the preposition' in a sentence if the receiver of the action is the subject itself. It merely reflects the subject.

Intensive pronoun emphasizes the subject. It requires to be beside an antecedent or the noun it intensifies. In short, it intensifies the subject of the sentence.

Let us study this chart to see the difference between the two.
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Kinds of Pronouns: Interrogative Pronoun

Interrogative Pronoun

is a pronoun that introduces a question.

These interrogative pronouns are who, whom, which and what. The additional set of these Interrogative pronouns are there compound forms with suffix 'ever;' whoever, whomever, whichever and whatever.

These words become Interrogative pronouns more as a function than a separate category as they may also be used in other Kinds of Pronouns.

In this regard, let us concentrate in learning how these words are used as Interrogative pronoun.

Let us study this chart to see how each word are used in a sentence.

Kinds of Pronouns: Demonstrative Pronoun

Demonstrative Pronoun

is a pronoun that points out an intended referent.
From its name demonstrative or demonstrate which literally means 'to show' or 'to point,' Demonstrative pronouns are used as a pointer an object (or objects), person (or persons), event (or events) you're pertaining to.
These are the most common Demonstrative pronouns: this, these, that and those. The same words may also be used as determiners in a sentence.
A determiner is a word such as the, some, my, etc. that comes before a noun to show how the noun is being used.
Observe this chart to see how this pronouns may be used in both cases.

Kinds of Pronouns: Personal Pronoun

Personal Pronoun
is a group of words used to replace directly the name of a person thus the name 'personal pronoun.' Personal pronoun are especially divided into 'persons,''number,''gender' and 'case' to clearly identify the usage of each personal pronoun.
Study the chart below to understand the each personal pronoun.


Concept and definition of Pronouns

Dictionaries define Pronoun as a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase, for example he, it, hers, me, them, etc. or any of a small set of words in a language that are used as substitutes for nouns.
In short, Pronouns are substitute for nouns or as its nameimplies: PRO + NOUN = for name; meaning they are words that are for names; a substitute for names. Recalling our previous lesson, we'll know that nouns are names or words that names.
There are plenty of pronouns to study all at the same time, so we'll divide them into several kinds plus its cases.
These are the kinds of pronouns:

Cases of Nouns: Dative (Indirect Object) Case

Dative (Indirect Object)

is the form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective when it is the Indirect Object of a verb or is connected with the Indirect Object.
Indirect Object is plainly the receiver of the action. The noun for whom or for which an action is performed.

Study this chart for a clearer understanding:

Cases of Nouns: Vocative (to call a person or persons) Case

Vocative (to call a person/s)

is the form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective used when addressing a person or thing.

Usually found in dialogues.

Observe this chart for a better understanding: