What are pronouns?
Pronouns are words that replace nouns, noun phrases or noun clauses (oxford definition)
Pronoun: A word which we use in place of a noun is called ‘Pronoun’. for eg) I, we, you, he, she, it, they. (Pakistani definition)
As you read through this list of pronouns, remember that each one of these pronouns is a word that can be used to take the place of a noun. Think about ways to use the pronouns on this list in sentences, as this will increase your understanding.
What kind of pronouns are there in the English language?
Subject ( he is a doctor )
Object ( she teaches me )
Reflexive ( I always talk to myself )
Possessive ( you are mine and I am yours ) ( this is my car )1
Demonstrative ( this computer is new and those computers are old)
Relative ( you may invite whomever you want to the party )
Interrogative ( what did you say? ) ( who are you )
If you make fool to someone. .Don’t think …How much intelligent you are! Think. …How much trust he had on you!
When we use a pronoun at the place of subject, it is called ‘Subject Pronoun’
|They||Wooh Aik se ziyda|
Tariq = He
You and me = We
You and I = We
She and her = They
Car = It
Ali, me and you = We
They and Sara = They
She and I = We
Her and them = They
Tariq is a teacher
He is a teacher ( he is a subject pronoun )
“he” replaces “ tariq”
Examples Of Subject Pronoun
I am a doctor
You are an honest boy
We go to market
They play cricket
He works hard
She cooks meal
It is raining
You should offer prayer
Do you know me?
Does he want to know that?
Does she live in Karachi?
Are you from Lahore?
Is it yours?
How did you dare to talk to me
He isn’t my brother.
If today you are facing hard times, Have faith and pray for a better tomorrow.Miracles do happen when You seek guidance from Allah.
For he is all-knowing, All-wise & all-powerful.
Grammar Lesson Four
Pronouns Part Three
Object Pronoun: When we use a pronoun at the place of object, it is called ‘Object Pronoun’. for eg) me, us, you, it, them, him, her
Object pronouns in English are the following:
|you||تو، تم، آپ|
|him||ان کو(مرد کے لیے)|
|her||ان کو(عورت کے لیے)|
Object pronouns come after either a verb (e.g “like”) or a preposition (e.g “to”).
Can she help us?
They visited her yesterday
She wrote him a letter
I will give you money
Can you tell me your name?
I like you but you don’t like me.
Do you really hate her?
She loves sitting next to him.
She always writes e-mails to us.
He’s talking to her about it.
Ahmed blows out the candles on his birthday cake.
Word – Candles is the Object of the above sentence. We can use them instead of Candles; as,
He blows out them on his birthday cake.
Chart of subject pronoun and object pronoun with meaning
|Subject Pronoun||Object Pronoun|
|You||تم آپ تو||You||تو، تم، آپ|
|He||وہ لڑکے کےلیے||Him||ان کو (لڑکے کے لیے)|
|She||وہ لڑکی کے لیے||Her||ان کو (لڑکی کے لیے|
|They||وہ (ایک سے زیادہ کے لیے||Them||انیں(ایک سے ذیادہ لوگوں کے لیے|
Are you talking to me?
No, I am not talking to You
Don’t you know me?
Have you ever seen him before?
You love me or hate me but I really love you
You don’t believe it
I love this car but it is not mine
Today’s Reality: Big house but small family. More education, degrees but less common sense. Advanced medicine but poor health. Touched moon but neighbors unknown. High income but less peace of mind. Lots of human beings but less humanity.