Posted by Manjusha Filed in English Grammar

A 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.

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

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

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

Sections in this article

Kinds of pronouns
Personal pronouns
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive pronouns
Demonstrative pronouns
Relative pronouns
Correct usage of personal pronouns