Pronouns

Introduction

A word that replaces or refers to a noun or noun phrase just mentioned. An object pronoun is a word which replaces an object noun or an object noun phrase, e.g. him, her. A pronoun is similar to a noun - indeed its function is often to replace a noun. A pronoun is a type of noun that refers anaphorically to another noun or noun phrase, but which cannot ordinarily be preceded by a determiner and rarely takes an attributive adjective. A pronoun is a word which can be substituted for a noun or noun phrase. Pronouns are often used to save the need to repeat a noun word which is then called its antecedent or referent. Pronouns have case, person, number and gender attributes.

Vocabulary

The following table shows a list of pronouns.

Form

Pronouns occupy the grammatical space for the subject or the object in a clause or sentence. The form of a pronoun changes whether it is occupying the subject he or object him position.