➣I love my cat
➣He tolerates me
➣I tell myself that he is mine
What is a pronoun?
Pronouns are some of the most useful words in the English language. They are used in the place of a noun to avoid it having to be named twice.
Definition of Pronoun
In English, the part of speech used as a substitute for an antecedent noun that is clearly understood, and with which it agrees in person, number, and gender.
Pronouns are classified as
➫Personal or Subject Pronouns ➭used before the verb
I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they
➫Object Pronouns ➭used after a verb or a preposition
me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
mine, yours, his, hers, ours, yours, theirs
➫Possessive Adjectives ➭always used with a noun
my, your, his, her, our, your, their
myself, youself, himself, herself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves
this, these, that, those
that, which, who, whom, whose, when, where, why
who, which, what, when, where, how, why, whose, whom
As the word “indefinite” suggests, these pronouns do not specify the identity of their referents. They are more vague than other pronouns: