Pronouns

pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun. Pronouns help the unnecessary repetition of nouns in your writing and speech.

Consider the examples given below.

  • Mr. Peter gave Mr. Peter’s pen to Mr. Peter’s wife, Mrs. Peter; Mrs. Peter was grateful for the pen.
  • Mr. Peter gave his pen to his wife, Mrs. Peter; she was grateful for it.

The sentences given above express the same idea, but the second sentence sounds much better than the first one.

pronoun gets its meaning from the noun it stands for. This noun is called the antecedent. Here’s an example:

  • Although John is poor, he is honest. (John is the antecedent of the pronoun he.)

There are different kinds of pronouns. Most of them have antecedents, but a few do not.

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Manjusha Nambiar

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