10.6 - Pronouns
Pronouns replace nouns
- The difference between subject and object pronouns depends on how they are used in the sentence. They are both personal pronouns (i.e. pronouns that are used instead of a person).
- We use indefinite pronouns to refer to people or things without saying exactly who or what they are. We use pronouns ending in -body or -one for people, and pronouns ending in –thing for objects (e.g. something / anybody / everyone)
- A relative pronoun introduces a relative clause. Who, which, that, whose, whom are relative pronouns.
- Possessive pronouns are: yours, his, theirs, etc.
- Demonstrative pronouns are the same as demonstrative adjectives but they replace a noun. Example: Come and look at this. - Can I have one of these?
To know more about demonstrative pronouns visit this page on the Cambridge Dictionary website:
This, that, these, those