A pronoun is a word or phrase which replaces a noun in a sentence. Pronouns can do everything a noun can do. They are extremely common and help make speech flow.
There are many different types (there are even pronouns for people!) which you can learn about further down the page. First, I’ll give you a quick explanation and an example to start you off. Then we’ll head into more difficult territory.
As you can see, if pronouns didn’t exist, we would have to constantly repeat nouns. This interrupts the flow of the writing or speech and makes it sound less interesting. Can you imagine reading horror a book and the suspense is constantly interrupted by the characters names? It wouldn’t be very scary, would it?
Some pronouns are used constantly, some not so often. Here’s a table of the most common pronouns we use. I’ve included the name and the person it is used in.
The pronouns look very similar, don’t they? It’s important for you to learn them and be able to distinguish between them. This will greatly improve your speaking accuracy.
types of pronouns
Are you wondering what are the different pronouns? Click the headings below to find out.
top tips for pronouns
Once you’ve learnt about the different types of pronouns, have a look at my top tips to help you become a pronoun pro.