‘A pronoun replaces a noun.’ Therefore a pronoun can function an anyplace where a noun function.
1. Personal pronouns - Personal pronouns are the most inflectionally very class of word pronoun in English. Eg: I, me, my, mine / you, you, your, yours
2. Demonstrative pronouns – There are two types of demonstrative pronouns.
- Close to the speaker
- Far from speaker
Eg: this, that, these, those
Different language divise different words.
3. Relative pronouns – There are three forms of relative pronouns; who, which, that
- Who – human
- Which – non- human (animal, inanimate)
- That - human or non-human
4. Reflexive pronouns – These pronouns follow different persons. They are compounds with two elements.
Eg: myself, yourself, himself, itself, ourselves…
5. Indefinite pronouns/adjectives – Indefinite adjectives sometimes call quantifiers. Sometimes uninflected. Eg: all, several, each, either, neither, many, much, most, some, one, no, no one, none.
Compounds – 1. Element of different quantifiers
2. four words (one, body, thing, where) – anyone, everybody, someone, none, anybody, everybody, somebody, nobody, anything, everything, something, nothing, nowhere, everywhere, somewhere, anywhere.