A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun in a sentence ( the main purpose of using a pronoun in a sentence is to avoid repetition of the noun). Or it can be defined as a pronoun is a word that replaces or substitutes a noun.
Personal pronouns are used as instead of a person’s name.
Note: like a noun, personal pronouns are used both as a subject as an object.
In broader term personal pronouns are classified as:
First person pronoun (masculine or feminine)
Nominative I WE
Possessive my, mine our, ours
Accusative me us
Second Person Pronoun (masculine or feminine)
Possessive your, your
Third Person Pronoun (masculine or feminine)
Masculine feminine neuter all genders
Nominative: he she it they
Possessive: his her, hers its their
Accusative him her it them
Note 1: my, our, your, her, and their are called possessive adjectives as they are used with nouns and perform the function of adjective.
Possessive pronouns are those pronouns that show ownership or possession of a noun. They are:
• its (note: there is no apostrophe)
• Is that my pen?
• No, that’s his coat.
• That’s its table.
• I’d like to see their dusty rooms.
Moreover, the independent possessive pronouns refer to a previously demonstrated or understood noun. These pronouns can stand alone and aren’t followed by any other noun.
independent possessive pronouns are:
• That’s mine.
• Wrong. It’s ours.
• So, I suppose those clothes are yours?
• No, it’s theirs.
PRONOUNS that don’t point to a particular noun. Such pronouns may represent a class or individual. They are when an object doesn’t need to be specifically identified.
Indefinite pronouns are:
• One hardly knows what to do.
• NOBODY is here in the class.
• Can you bring some spoons?
• Nobody escaped unhurt from this world.