Grade 5, English Olympiad (CBSE) - Pronoun 

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Grade 5  |   English  |   Pronoun, Noun, Pronoun and Adjectives, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO


Pronouns are the words which are used in place of the noun. E.g. It, she, I, me, they, yourself, this, who etc.

Types of pronouns:

  1. Personal pronouns: A pronoun that refers to a particular person, thing or a group. E.g. he, she, you, I, they, them, him etc.
  2. Possessive pronouns: A pronoun which is used to denote possession or belonging. E.g. his, her, mine, my etc.
  3. Reflexive pronouns: Reflexive pronouns are used when subject and object of the sentence are same. E.g. himself, myself, yourself, ourselves, themselves etc.
  4. Demonstrative pronouns: Pronouns which are used to pointing or referring to specific things in the sentence. E.g. this, that, those, these etc.
  5. Interrogative pronouns: Pronouns which are used to ask questions are called interrogative pronouns. There are five interrogative pronouns - what, which, who, whom, whose. 


Imp concept: When to use who and whom?
Who is used as subject and whom is used as an object.
The simple rule is if you can replace the word in the sentence with he or she use who and if you can replace it with him or her use whom.


Wrong: With who are you going to the party?
Correct: With whom are you going to the party?

Wrong: To who should I deliver the parcel?
Correct: To whom should I deliver the parcel?

Wrong: Who do you play with?
Correct: Whom do you play with? 


3 types of persons:

  1. First person: Person who is speaking or making a statement. E.g. I, We
  2. Second person: Person who is listening. E.g. You
  3. Third person: Person who is referred to in the talks. E.g. he, she, they etc.

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