A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a common noun or a proper noun. There are different kinds of pronouns.
The words I, you, he, she, it, we and they are called personal pronouns. They take the place of nouns and are used as the subject of the verb in a sentence. The subject of a sentence is the person, animal, place or thing that does the action shown by the verb. For example,
The words me, you, him, her, it, us and them are also personal pronouns. They also take the place of nouns. These pronouns are used as the object of the verb in a sentence. The object of a sentence is the person, animal, place or thing that receives the action shown by the verb. For example,
There are three groups of pronouns: first person, second person and third person.
The person speaking is called the first person. The first-person pronouns are I or me (in the singular) and we or us (in the plural).
The person spoken to is called the second person. The second-person pronoun is you (in both singular and plural).
The person (or animal, or thing) spoken about is called the third person. The third-person pronouns are he or him, she or her, and it (in the singular), and they or them (in the plural).
The word "I" is always spelled with a capital letter. The pronoun he is used for men and boys, she for women and girls, and it for things and animals.
The words myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves are called reflexive pronouns. They refer to the person or animal that is the subject of the verb. For example,
The words who, whom, whose, what and which are called interrogative pronouns. These pronouns are used to ask questions.
"Who" can be used as the object of a verb as well as the subject. "Whom" is used only as the object.
The words this, these, that and those are called demonstrative pronouns. They are showing words.
You use this and these when you point to things near you. For example,
You use that and those when you point to things farther away. For example,