Classification of pronouns


The phrase ‘pronoun’ addresses a lot of words, some of which do not slide simply below the description presented in the section What are Pronouns? There are a lot of distinct varieties of pronouns. In typical, these do not induce complications for native English speakers. The listing down below is generally for reference needs.

Demonstrative Pronouns

These pronouns are applied to reveal (or show). This, that, these and people are all demonstrative pronouns.


This is the a single I remaining in the automobile.
(In this example, the speaker could be indicating to a cell cellular phone, in which 
situation, the pronoun “this” replaces the words “cell cellular phone”.) 

Shall I choose people?

Indefinite Pronouns

Compared with demonstrative pronouns, which point out distinct merchandise, indefinite pronouns are applied for non-distinct items. This is the biggest team of pronouns. All, some, any, several, any individual, no person, every, both, couple, both, none, a single and no a single are the most typical.


Any person have to have observed the driver go away.
(any individual – not a distinct human being)
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are hunting at the stars. (Oscar Wilde)
I have practically nothing to declare other than my genius. (Oscar Wilde)

Interrogative Pronouns

These pronouns are applied in questions. Even though they are classified as pronouns, it is not quick to see how they replace nouns. Who, which, what, the place and how are all interrogative pronouns.


Who told you to do that?

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive pronouns are applied to present possession. As they are applied as adjectives, they are also regarded as ‘possessive adjectives’. My, your, his, her, its, our and their are all possessive pronouns.

Have you observed her e book?
(In this example, the pronoun “her” replaces a phrase like “Sarah’s”.)

Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are applied to include extra details to a sentence. Which, that, who (which includes whom and whose) and the place are all relative pronouns.


Dr Adam Sissons, who lectured at Cambridge for extra than 12 years, should
have regarded the change.
(In this example, the relative pronoun “who” introduces the clause “who studied
at Cambridge for 12 years” and refers back to “Dr Adams Sissons”.) 

The guy who to start with saw the comet reported it as a UFO. 
(In this example, the relative pronoun “who” introduces the clause “who first 
saw the comet” and refers back to “the guy”.)

Complete Possessive Pronouns

These pronouns also present possession. Compared with possessive pronouns (see previously mentioned), which are adjectives to nouns, these pronouns sit by on their own. Mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs are all absolute possessive pronouns.


The tickets are as fantastic as ours.

Shall we choose yours or theirs?

Reciprocal Pronouns

Reciprocal pronouns are applied for actions or inner thoughts that are reciprocated. The two most typical reciprocal pronouns are every other and a single another.


They like a single another.

They speak to every other like they’re babies.

Reflexive Pronouns

A reflexive pronoun finishes …self or …selves and refers to another noun or pronoun in the sentence. The reflexive pronouns are: myself, your self, herself, himself, alone, ourselves, yourselves and on their own.


John bakes all the bread himself.
(In this example, the reflexive pronoun “himself” refers back to the noun “John”.)