A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun. For example, I, we, you, he, she, they, etc.
Here you will learn the pronoun rules with the help of examples.
We can combine different personal pronouns in a sentence by using “and”. For example,
- You, he and I will go to the school to attend lectures.
- I, Ali and you were caught making mischiefs.
Helping verb is used according to the subject used before “who”.
- It is I who am responsible for the loss.
- It is they who were drawing the sketch.
The possessive condition (singular, plural) of a pronoun should be according to the subject.
See this example.
- One must respect one’s elders.
- Every boy should raise his hand.
- All passengers should take their seats.
Noun is not used after possessive cases (hers, yours, ours, mine, theirs), it is used after possessive cases (her, your, our, my their). See these examples.
- Those are yours books. (Incorrect)
- Those books are yours. (Correct)
- This is mine pen. (Incorrect)
- This pen is mine. (Correct)
See also: Personal Pronoun (Chart & Cases)
Possessive cases of pronouns are used after transitive verb, preposition and let.
- All of us went on foot.
- I helped them in their difficulty
- This secret is between you and me.
- Let him and her do their duty.
Subjective case of pronoun is used after is, are, am, was were (to be), as, than.
- She is as wise as he.
- It was I who ran to his rescue.
- He is taller than I.
If “all” or “both” is used after “than”, the possessive case of pronoun will be used.
- She is more beautiful than them both.
- He is wiser than us all.
No other pronoun is used after using these pronouns (who, those, whatsoever, whoever). For example,
- The boy who works hard, he will pass. (Incorrect)
- The boy who works hard, will pass. (Correct)
- Whoever does the best, he will get a reward. (Incorrect)
- Whoever does the best, will get a reward. (Correct)
Seel also: Pronoun Exercises