Pronouns are words that are used to replace/substitute nouns. Pronouns help in avoiding repetition of the same names over and over again.
There are four kinds of pronouns:
Subject Pronouns are personal pronouns usually used as the subject of a verb.
Object Pronouns are personal pronouns that replace a noun with an object.
Possessive Adjectives are used to express that something belongs to somebody. It is placed before a noun to show who/what owns it.
Possessive Pronouns are used to replace the possessive adjectives. These are words that demonstrate ownership.
Some of the pronouns from the lesson "A Birthday Letter" are:
|In history we read of great periods in the life of nations, of great men and women.||We (subject pronoun)|
|Men and women, and even little children, come out of their little shells and become India’s soldiers of freedom.||Their (possessive adjective)|
|I have written a very long letter to you.||I (subject pronoun) You (object pronoun)|
|My presents cannot be very material or solid.||My (subject pronoun)|
|He has helped to make the starving, the poor and the oppressed free and happy.||He (subject pronoun)|