Definition of Pronoun
We use a pronoun in place of a noun in the sentence. Using a pronoun doesn't change the meaning of the sentence but beautifies it. Sometimes there is a repetition of a noun in another or the same sentence. In such a case, we use a word to avoid the repetition of a noun or noun phrase, which is a pronoun.
These are words that we use instead of nouns or noun phrases. That is, pronouns are words that take the place of nouns.
What Is a Pronoun?
We shall see what a pronoun is and how we can use it in sentences.
Let's go for the use –
- Pranita has to pursue the course that Pranita chose to achieve Pranita's goal.
- Pranita has to pursue the course that she chose to achieve her goal.
In the above sentence, 'Pranita' is a noun as it names a person and pronouns 'she' and 'her' are used instead of 'Pranita' to avoid repetition of noun 'Pranita'.
Here is the list of some pronouns-
Examples of Pronoun in Sentences
We shall use pronouns in the sentences and get the explanation below.
- Renuka was cooking. Her mother was not feeling well.
- Prabhas had lost his file, but he got it today.
- Wilson has a cat. It is white in colour.
Explanation of pronouns used in above sentences-
In the above sentences, we used the word 'her' instead of Pranita's. Likewise, we used 'his' and 'he' instead of 'Prabhas and 'it' is used for a cat. We used all these words to avoid a repetition of their names.
We used the words her, his, he, it instead of nouns to avoid the repetition of nouns Pranita, Prabhas and cat are Pronouns.
Types of Pronouns
A Pronoun is a word which we use instead of a noun to avoid the repetition of a noun.