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A word that is used in place of one or more nouns


The word or word group that a pronoun stands for

Personal pronoun

Refers to the one Speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about: I, me mine, we, us, ours, our, you, yours, your, he, him, his,she, her, hers, it, it's, they, them, their, theirs

Possessive pronouns

Used to show ownership or possession,
My, mine, our, ours, you, yours

Reflexive pronouns

Refers to the subject and is necessary to the
Basic meaning of the sentence,
Myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself itself, themselves

Intensive pronoun

Emphasizes the pronoun and is unnecessary: David himself bought the sandwich.
The award will be presented to the principal himself.


Points out a specific person, place, thing or idea:
This, that, these, those


Refers to a specific person, place, thing, or idea that, may or may not be specifically named: all, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, few, many, more, much, neither, nobody, none, no one,one,other, several, some, somebody, something


Introduces a question:
what, which, who, whom, whose
What was causing that sound?


Introduces an adjective clause:
that, which, who, whom, whose
Robins are among the birds which migrate south for the winter

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