What are pronouns?

The pronoun should be called independent non-significant part of speech, pointing to objects, quantities and signs, but not calling them. Grammatical signs of pronouns are quite different, and their diversity depends on what part of speech should replace the pronoun in the text.

Pronouns by meaning

Next we look at what pronouns are and how they are divided by meaning. According to their meaning, pronouns are divided into 9 digits, namely:

  • Pronouns are personal - me, he, you, she, we, they, you. Personal pronouns are a kind of pointer to the participants in the dialogue (I, we, you, you). Also, personal pronouns indicate persons who do not participate in the conversation itself, and objects (he, it, they, she).
  • The pronoun reflexive is itself. It is a pronoun indicating the identity of a person or object, which is considered to be the subject of the person or the object, which is called the word itself. For example, "hopes did not justify themselves" or "he does not offend himself."
  • Possessive pronouns - my, your, your, our, his, your, their, her.Pronouns of this type show the subject to a person or another object. For example, here are the pronouns of this category in the sentence: "This is my book. Its content is very interesting."
  • Pronouns are indicative. These include this, that, such, such, so much, this, this. These pronouns indicate directly the sign or the number of the object or objects.
  • Pronouns are definitive. Let us list which pronouns are definitive - the very, all, all, each, each. Determinative pronouns are needed in order to indicate the sign of the subject. Also refer to the definitive pronouns - the other, the other, everyone and every kind.
  • Pronouns interrogative - who, what, which, what, how much, whose. These pronouns are some kind of question words pointing to faces, objects, numbers, and signs.
  • Relative pronouns - they are the same as the interrogative, are binding for parts of complex sentences.
  • Pronouns are negative. These include no one, nothing, no one, nothing, no one, no one. These pronouns indicate the absence of a trait or object.
  • Pronouns indefinite. These include someone, something, some, some, some. Also to indefinite pronouns are all pronouns, which are formed from interrogative pronouns due to the prefix something or suffixes, or, someone.

Pronouns on grammatical signs

Pronouns in their grammatical features correlate with other parts of speech, such as nouns, adjectives or numerals. Therefore, they can be divided into several types:

  • Pronoun nouns. They point to the object or face. These include all personal pronouns, reflexive (self), interrogative-relative (who or what), or indefinite and negative ones derived from them. These pronouns are no one, no one, nothing, someone, someone and others.
  • Pronominal adjectives. They point specifically to the sign of the subject. These include all possessive pronouns, which are, as well as determinative and demonstrative, for example, “this”, “that”, “such”, “this”. These also include interrogative-relative pronouns, such as "what", "which", "whose".As well as indefinite and negative pronouns formed from them, for example, “no”, “nobody's”, etc.
  • Pronouns. They indicate quantity. These are the pronouns "as much", "as", and also derived from them "somewhat", "several" and others.

Now you know everything about pronouns, even if you forget the school program of the Russian language.