​Pronoun: Definition and Examples

​Pronoun: Definition and Examples


A pronoun is a grammatical term that replaces a noun, noun clause, or noun phrase in a sentence to avoid its repetition.

Possessive Adjectives vs Possessive Pronouns


all: All the students have passed the exam.

all: All are clever.

all: All is clear.

all: All that she asked for is done.

all: I cycled round all the village.

all: It has been raining all day long.


another few: I tried to make another few attempts.

another one: She finished her cigarette, then lit another one.

another: He asked for another piece of cake.

another: We have to drive another 5 km.

another: We will get there one way or another.


any: Here can hardly be seen any vegetation.

anybody: I do not want anybody’s help.

anyone: Anyone could do it.

anything: I can not do anything forbidden.


both: Both her parents have perished.

both: Both of them are tired.

both: I invited both of them, but neither has come.

both:They are both tired.


each other: Boys stamped on each other’s feet.

each other: My parents love and respect each other.

each: Each book is beautifully illustrated.


either: I can not dance well, either.

either: Try a shoe on an either foot.

either… or: Either you or I am to stay with a child.

either…or: Either parents or their son is at home.

either…or: Either mum or her children is are at home.


every: Every day is a day off for them.

every: You look at the watch every five minutes.

everybody: Everybody knows what to do.

everyone: Everyone thinks they have the answer.

everything: Everything is done.

everything: Everything is in vain.


herself: She washed herself intensively.

it: It is a pen.


neither: Neither of my two daughters is married.

neither: I can not dance well. Neither (nor) can I.

neither: Neither I nor my friend has passed the exam.

neither: Neither my friend nor I have passed the exam.

neither… nor: Neither you nor I am able to do it.


no one: It is so noisy that no one can hear anything.

no: There is no excuse.

nobody: Nobody phoned, did they?

none: None of my three daughters is married..

none: None of three towers remained intact.

not a/any: There is not any bread.


one another: They didn't dare to look at one another.

one another: They laughed at one another’s jokes.

one: One cannot always be right, can one?

one: Can you show a blouse? Which one?

ones: Can you show jeans? Which ones?


other: I clean my room every other day.

other: She reveals her secrets to anyone other than her sister.

other: There were some other students in the classroom.

other’s: One crow does not peck the other's eyes out.

others: Others will be happy to work here.

others’: Have you seen the others’ projects?


same: Your breeches are of the same hue as your cap.

some: Shall I send you some more information?

so: I am so busy.

so: He drives so quickly.

such: There are such a lot of problems.

such: A red ribbon in her hair is such an attractive adornment.

such: It is organized in such a way that it can be run by two adults. |

such: There is no such thing as free lunch.


that: I remember that you called.

that: That I will wear a red dress is not a secret.

that: That is his wife over there.

that: That was the funniest joke I had ever heard.

that: We have nothing that will suit you.

the other: He had a cigarette in one hand and his phone in the other.

the other: I liked this photo, but my sister likes the other one.

the other: I went sightseeing the other day.

the other: The twins look alike. I cannot tell one from the other.

the others: These apples are fresh, the others are rotten.


these: These are my sons.

this: This is my son.

those: Those are my parents over there.


what: I know what you mean.

what: What I will wear is a secret.

when: I long for the day when I will marry.

where: the shop where I was is closed down.

which: Which side of the bed do you like?

which/that: Where is the magazine that/which i put here.

who: I do not like people who lie.

who: I recognized the woman who was driving.

whom: It does not matter whom I will marry.

whom: The teacher whom I adore is leaving the school.

whose: John whose father is a pianist will follow his steps.

whose: That person whose name I do not remember is over there.

yours: I can not stand this behavior of yours.

Possessive Adjectives vs Possessive Pronouns

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