List of Pronouns in English

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In this reference, we'll go over the different types of pronouns and their definitions, and provide examples of each. We'll also have a list of all the pronouns in English so that you can quickly reference them whenever you need to. Let's start learning!

Types of Pronouns List

Pronouns are words that are used to refer to people, places, things, and ideas. They are used to avoid repeating the same nouns over and over again. There are 9 types of pronouns, each has its use and meaning. 

List of Pronouns in English

Here is a handy list of types of pronouns:

  • Personal Pronouns: These pronouns are used to refer to people and animals. Examples include "I," "you," "he," "she," "it," "we," and "they."
  • Possessive Pronouns: These pronouns help show possession or ownership of something. Examples include "my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," and "their."
  • Demonstrative Pronouns: These pronouns help point to specific things. Examples include "this," "that," "these," and "those."
  • Interrogative Pronouns: These pronouns help ask questions. Examples include "who," "whom," "which," "what," and "whose."
  • Relative Pronouns: These pronouns help introduce dependent clauses. Examples include "who," "whom," "which," "that," and "whose."
  • Indefinite Pronouns: These pronouns help refer to unspecified people or things. Examples include "all," "any," "each," "every," "no one," "none," "some," "anybody," "anyone," and "anything."
  • Reciprocal Pronouns: These pronouns are used to refer to a mutual relationship between two or more people. Examples include "each other" and "one another."
  • Intensive Pronouns: These pronouns help emphasize a noun or pronoun. Examples include "myself," "yourself," "himself," "herself," "itself," "ourselves," and "themselves."
  • Reflexive Pronouns: These pronouns are used to refer back to the subject of the sentence. Examples include "myself," "yourself," "himself," "herself," "itself," "ourselves," and "themselves."

Personal Pronouns List

Personal pronouns help refer to people and animals. They are divided into three categories: singular, plural, and gender-neutral. Here is a list of personal pronouns in English:

  • Singular Personal Pronouns: "I," "you," "he," "she," and "it."
  • Plural Personal Pronouns: "we" and "they."
  • Gender-Neutral Personal Pronouns: "they," "them," "their," "theirs," and "themselves."

For example, you can use the pronoun "I" to refer to yourself, the pronoun "you" to refer to the person you are talking to, the pronoun "he" to talk about a male person, the pronoun "she" to refer to a female person, the pronoun "it" to refer to an animal or an inanimate object, the pronoun "we" to refer to a group of people, and the pronoun "they" to refer to a group of people or animals.

Possessive Pronouns List

Possessive pronouns help show possession or ownership of something. They are divided into three categories: singular, plural, and gender-neutral. Here is a list of the possessive pronouns in English:

  • Singular Possessive Pronouns: "my," "your," "his," and "her."
  • Plural Possessive Pronouns: "our" and "their."
  • Gender-Neutral Possessive Pronouns: "its," "theirs," and "their."

For example, you can use the pronoun "my" to refer to something that belongs to you, the pronoun "your" to refer to something that belongs to the person you are talking to, the pronoun "his" to refer to something that belongs to a male person, the pronoun "her" to refer to something which belongs to a female person, the pronoun "our" to refer to something that belongs to a group of people, and the pronoun "their" to refer to something that belongs to a group of people or animals.

Demonstrative Pronouns List

Demonstrative pronouns help point to specific things. They are divided into two categories: singular and plural. Here is a list of the demonstrative pronouns in English:

  • Singular Demonstrative Pronouns: "this" and "that."
  • Plural Demonstrative Pronouns: "these" and "those."

For example, you can use the pronoun "this" to refer to a thing that is close to you, the pronoun "that" to refer to a thing that is far from you, the pronoun "these" to refer to multiple things that are close to you, and the pronoun "those" to refer to multiple things that are far from you.

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Interrogative Pronouns List

Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. Here is a list of the interrogative pronouns in English:

  • "who"
  • "whom"
  • "which"
  • "what"
  • "whose"

For example, you can use the pronoun "who" to ask about the subject of a sentence, the pronoun "whom" to ask about the object of a sentence, the pronoun "which" to ask about the choice between two or more things, the pronoun "what" to ask about the nature or identity of something, and the pronoun "whose" to ask about the possession or ownership of something.

Relative Pronouns List

Relative pronouns are used to introduce dependent clauses. Here is a list of the relative pronouns in English:

  • "who"
  • "whom"
  • "which"
  • "that"
  • "whose"

For example, you can use the pronoun "who" to refer to the subject of a dependent clause, the pronoun "whom" to refer to the object of a dependent clause, the pronoun "which" to refer to a specific thing or idea, the pronoun "that" to refer to a general idea, and the pronoun "whose" to refer to the possession or ownership of something.

Indefinite Pronouns List

Indefinite pronouns help refer to unspecified people or things. Here is a list of the indefinite pronouns in English:

  • "all"
  • "any"
  • "each"
  • "every"
  • "no one"
  • "none"
  • "some"
  • "anybody"
  • "anyone"
  • "anything"

For example, you can use the pronoun "all" to refer to all of something, the pronoun "any" to refer to any one thing, the pronoun "each" to refer to each individual thing, the pronoun "every" to refer to every thing, the pronoun "no one" to refer to no one in particular, the pronoun "none" to refer to none of something, the pronoun "some" to refer to some unspecified things, the pronoun "anybody" to refer to any person, the pronoun "anyone" to refer to any one person, and the pronoun "anything" to refer to any one thing.

Reciprocal Pronouns List

Reciprocal pronouns are used to refer to a mutual relationship between two or more people. There are only two in English:

  • "each other"
  • "one another"

For example, you could say, "Wow, they really love each other!" when talking about a couple you know.

Intensive Pronouns List

Intensive pronouns are used to emphasize a noun or pronoun. They are divided into three categories: singular, plural, and gender-neutral. Here is a list of the intensive pronouns in English:

  • Singular Intensive Pronouns: "myself," "yourself," "himself," and "herself."
  • Plural Intensive Pronouns: "ourselves" and "themselves."
  • Gender-Neutral Intensive Pronouns: "itself."

For example, you can use the pronoun "myself" to emphasize the subject of a sentence, the pronoun "yourself" to emphasize the person you are talking to, the pronoun "himself" to emphasize a male person, the pronoun "herself" to emphasize a female person, the pronoun "ourselves" to emphasize a group of people, the pronoun "themselves" to emphasize a group of people or animals, and the pronoun "itself" to emphasize a thing or an idea.

Reflexive Pronouns List

Reflexive pronouns help refer back to the subject of the sentence. They are divided into three categories: singular, plural, and gender-neutral. Here is a handy list of the reflexive pronouns in English:

  • Singular Reflexive Pronouns: "myself," "yourself," "himself," and "herself."
  • Plural Reflexive Pronouns: "ourselves" and "themselves."
  • Gender-Neutral Reflexive Pronouns: "itself."

For example, you can use the pronoun "myself" to refer back to yourself, the pronoun "yourself" to refer back to the person you are talking to, the pronoun "himself" to refer back to a male person, the pronoun "herself" to refer back to a female person, the pronoun "ourselves" to refer back to a group of people, the pronoun "themselves" to refer back to a group of people or animals, and the pronoun "itself" to refer back to a thing or an idea.

List of all pronouns in English

Here is a list of all the common pronouns:

  • "I"
  • "you"
  • "he"
  • "she"
  • "it"
  • "we"
  • "they"
  • "my"
  • "your"
  • "his"
  • "her"
  • "its"
  • "our"
  • "their"
  • "this"
  • "that"
  • "these"
  • "those"
  • "who"
  • "whom"
  • "which"
  • "what"
  • "whose"
  • "all"
  • "any"
  • "each"
  • "every"
  • "no one"
  • "none"
  • "some"
  • "anybody"
  • "anyone"
  • "anything"
  • "each other"
  • "one another"
  • "myself"
  • "yourself"
  • "himself"
  • "herself"
  • "itself"
  • "ourselves"
  • "themselves"

Examples of Pronouns in Sentences

Here are some examples of pronouns in sentences:

  • "I went to the store." (Personal pronoun)
  • "This is my book." (Possessive pronoun)
  • "That is not my car." (Demonstrative pronoun)
  • "Who is she?" (Interrogative pronoun)
  • "That is the girl who I saw at the park." (Relative pronoun)
  • "Some people like ice cream." (Indefinite pronoun)
  • "They helped each other." (Reciprocal pronoun)
  • "I did it myself." (Intensive pronoun)
  • "She made the cake herself." (Reflexive pronoun)

Summary

This quick reference should help improve your vocabulary and quickly check up on pronoun meaning whenever you need to. If you want to learn more about pronouns or any other topics related to English grammar, be sure to check out our other handy links below!

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