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ఇంగ్లిష్‌ వాక్యాల్లో  Noun అతి ప్రధానమైన పాత్రను పోషిస్తుంది. కానీ అన్ని సందర్భాల్లో  Noun వాడటం సరికాదు. అలాంటి సందర్భాల్లో Noun బదులుగా Pronoun  వాడాలి.  Pronoun, Noun  చేసే అన్ని పనులను చేయగలదు. "A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun in a sentence”.

Kiran is a teacher. He teaches Physics
Noun                    Pronoun

ఇంగ్లిష్‌ భాషలో మనం మాట్లాడేటప్పుడు, రాసేటప్పుడు అనేక రకాల Pronounsని సందర్భానుసారంగా ఉపయోగిస్తుంటాం. Let us briefly look at each of these different types now.

Types of Pronouns

* Personal Pronouns

* Subject Pronouns

* Object Pronouns

* Adjective Pronouns

* Possessive Pronouns

* Reflexive Pronouns

* Emphatic Pronouns

* Demonstrative Pronouns

* Indefinite Pronouns

* Distributive Pronouns

* Reciprocal Pronouns.

* Interrogative Pronouns.

* Relative Pronouns.

Personal Pronouns: తరచుగా ఈ  Pronounsని proper nounsకి బదులుగా ఉపయోగిస్తుంటాం. Grammatically, they act
exactly the same as nouns. 
సాధారణంగా Pronounsని speaker, listener, ఎవరి గురించి అయితే  మాట్లాడుతున్నామో వారిని ఉద్దేశించి మాట్లాడేటప్పుడు ఉపయోగిస్తుంటాం. వీటిని Ist  person (speaker), IInd person (Listener), ఎవరి గురించి లేదా దేని గురించి అయితే మాట్లాడతామో దాన్ని IIInd person అని పిలుస్తాం.

Subject Pronoun: ఒక వాక్యంలో Subject స్థానంలో దీన్ని ఉపయోగిస్తుంటారు.

1. I live in Hyderabd

2. He lives in Kadapa

3. We met in an institution.

Object Pronoun: వీటిని sentenceలో Object స్థానంలో ఉపయోగిస్తుంటారు. Let us see some examples.

1. I respect him

2. He asked me

3. They ordered us

Adjective Pronoun: వీటిని ఎల్లప్పుడు Nounకి ముందు వాడతారు.

1. It is my book.

2. That is our class room

3. He is her husband.

Possessive Pronoun:  వీటిని స్వాధీనతను (Possession), యాజమాన్యాన్ని (Ownership/ belonging)ని తెలియజేయడానికి Noun స్థానంలో ఉపయోగిస్తారు.

Reflexive pronoun: వీటిని మనం ఒక వాక్యంలో Main verb తరువాత ఉపయోగిస్తారు.

Eg: 1. I Killed Myself
               M.V       R.P

2. She Punished herself
                M.V       R.P

3. You Enjoyed Your self
               M.V       R.P

The verbs that always take Reflexive pronouns are enjoy, avail, adopt.

Eg: 1. The boys enjoyed themselves at the party last night (The boys received the enjoyment)

2. She adopted herself to the new conditions (She herself adopted to the new condition)

3. He availed himself of the Opportunity (He himself used the Opportunity)

Emphatic Pronoun: ఒక వాక్యంలో  Main verb ముందు వాడాలి.

Eg: 1. She herself did it.
                     E.P   M.V

2. He himself cut his hair
             E.P    M.V

3. The Megastar himself supervised
                      E.P.                M.V.
the arrangements


Demonstrative Pronoun: ఏదైనా ఒక దాన్ని చూపించడానికి లేదా ఒక వ్యక్తిని సూచిండానికి వీటిని ఉపయోగిస్తారు. Singularని సూచిండానికి this, thatని Pluralsని సూచిండానికి these, those వాడతారు.

Eg: This is our classroom

That is her car

These are fiber chairs

Those are wooden tables.


Indefinite Pronouns:

They are used in the place of nouns when we do not know or do not want to specify the identity and the number of the person/thing we are referring to.

Eg: I can not buy any

They have finished all

Some one has knocked at the door.

Let us look at some more Indefinite

Pronouns: one, other, another, some one, somebody, something, nobody, No one, Nothing, everybody, everything anyone anybody, anything etc.

Distributive Pronoun: ఈ రకమైన  Pronouns ని ఒక గ్రూపుగానో లేదా ఒక సమూహంగానో  (Collection) సూచించకుండా ఒక వ్యక్తి లేదా ఒక వస్తువు గురించి మాట్లాడినప్పుడు ఉపయోగిస్తారు.  Each,Every, Either, Neither లను Distributive Pronouns గా పరిగణిస్తారు. 

Reciprocal Pronoun: ఒకటి లేదా అంతకంటే ఎక్కువ Nouns ఉన్నప్పుడు దీన్ని ఉపయోగిస్తారు. They show reciprocal relationship between / among the members of a team or a group.

Each other = for two (people/things)

Eg: Kiran and Achyuth helped each other

One another = for more than two (people/things)

Eg: The players congratulated one another on winning the final match.

Interrogative pronouns: వీటిని ప్రశ్నలు వేయడానికి ఉపయోగిస్తారు. They are used in questions to refer to people or things.

Eg: Who is your Principal?

Relative pronoun:

Pronoun that refer to some nouns that go before join two sentences together are called.

Eg: Who, Whom, Whose, Which, That, What

1. He is the man who came to see you

2. This is the book which I purchased

3. I know the girl that you are talking about.

* The nouns to which these relative pronoun refer to are called antecedents


The noun to which a relative pronoun refers is called its antecedent.

4. This is the boy who gave me a pen.
Does the work of both pronoun and conjunction

* As a pronoun, it acts as a subject or an object in a subordinate part of the sentence, As a conjunction it joins the subordinate part to main part of the sentence.

* The relative pronoun always agree with its Antecedent in Number, Gender and Person.


1. Who: It is used for persons only

   i) God helps those who help themselves

   ii) Blessed is he who works hard

   iii) I know the man whom you admire.


2. Which: It is used for animals and for things without life.

  i) He found the dog which was lost.

  ii) This is the pen which I gave you yesterday.

  iii) The moment which is lost is lost forever.


3. That: It is used for persons, animals and things

i) He that is down need fear no fall.

ii) The dog that barks that seldom bite

iii) All that glitters is not gold.


4. What: (That which) is used for things only

* Its antecedent is always understood.

  i) I say what I mean

  ii) Attend to what (to that which) he says.

  iii) What cannot be cured must be endured.

Model Questions

1. Which of the below subjective personal pronoun?
1) they    2) us    3) our    4) ours
Ans: 1


2. This house is theirs. The underlined word is...
1) Possessive noun    2) Possessive pronoun
3) Personal pronoun    4) Replexive pronoun

Ans: 2


3. Jagan himself solved the problem. The underlined word is
1) Reflexive pronoun            2) Emphatic pronoun
3) Demonstrative Pronoun     4) Interogative pronoun

Ans: 2

4. Which of the below has a Distributive Pronoun?
1) Each of us should study well    2) None of these gols had cleared TET
3) Either of sister is present       4) Above all

Ans: 4

5. Everyone has a chance to get the post. The underlined word is...
1) Distributive pronoun      2) Personal pronoun
3) Indefinite pronoun         4) Reflexive pronoun

Ans: 3


6. Match the following

Type of Pronoun  Example
i. Relative Pronoun a) She
ii. Subjective Personal pronoun b) who
iii. Objective Personal pronoun c) theirs
iv. Possessive  pronoun d) me

1) i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d       2) i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d
3) i-d, ii-a, iii-c, iv-b       4) i-b, ii-a, iii-d, iv-c

Ans: 4


7. Match the following.

i. Relative pronoun in subjetive case a) She is the girl whose purse is last
ii. Relative pronoun in possessive case b) He is the boy whom i met yestarday
iii. Relative pronoun in objective case c) I saw a man who is a doctor

1) i-c, ii-a, iii-b            2) i-b, ii-a, iii-c
3) i-a, ii-b, iii-c            4) i-a, ii-c, iii-b

Ans: 1

8. Identify the interrogative pronoun
a. What is your problem?
b. What problem is yours?
c. Whose father is Dr. Y.S.R?
d. Which is your bicyle?
1) a, b       2) a, c      3) a, d      4) b, d

Ans: 3


9. A. What is yours problem?
    B. I know what you want
The underlined word respetively is..
1) Relative pronoun, Interrogative pronoun
2) Interrogative pronoun, Relative Pronoun
3) Relative Pronoun, Reflexive pronoun
4) Reflexive pronoun, Relative pronoun

Ans: 2

10. I am a teacher. Here ‘I’ is
1) Reflexive pronoun
2) Possessive pronoun
3) Indefinite pronoun
4) Demonstrative pronoun

Ans: 4

11. He is Mr. Jaya Prakash Narayan.
I liked him very much.
Which of the below is the correct synthesis of the above.
1) He is Mr. Jaya Prakash narayan whom I like most
2) He is Mr. Jaya Prakash narayan Who I like most
3) He is Mr. Jaya Prakash narayan whose I like most
4) He is Mr. Jaya Prakash Narayan Which I like most

Ans: 1

12. I cooked the food myself.
I myself cooked the food
‘Myself’ is the above two sentences respetively is
1) Emphatic pronoun, Reflexive Pronoun
2) Reflexive pronoun, Emphatic pronoun
3) Both are emphatic pronoun
4) Both are reflexive pronoun

Ans: 2

13. Which of the below is your district?
The underlined word is
1) Interrogative pronoun
2) Relative Pronoun
3) Both 1 & 2 4) None

Ans: 1

14. The country needs a girl like her.
She can do her duty with courage.
Combine the following using Relative Pronoun.
1) The country needs a girl like her who can do her duty with courage
2) The country needs a girl who like her can do her duty with courage
3) The country who needs a girl like her she can do her duty with courage
4) None of the above

Ans: 1

15. Go ahead my dear and prove yourself.
Identify the pronoun.
1) Personal pronoun
2) Reflexive pronoun
3) Definite pronoun
4) Indefinite pronoun

Ans: 2

16. The words I, He, She It are used in the names of persons, so they are said to be ........ Pronouns.
1) Singular     2) Plural      3) Personal       4) All

Ans: 3

17. We watched a variety of birds and animals in the mini Zoo where we had a lot of fun.
The underlined word ‘where’ is
1) Relative adjective              2) Adjective
3) Interrogative pronoun        4) Relative pronoun

Ans: 4

18. Nobody knows its mystery
The underlined word is a .......
1) Pronoun                       2) Definite pronoun
3) Indefinite pronoun       4) Noun

Ans: 3

19. We don’t use apostophe with ..... line yours hers theirs and its
1) Nouns      2) Pronoun         3) Conjunctions          4) Prepositions

Ans: 2

20. ............... are used to talk about people (or) things with saying exactly who, where (or) what, they are
1) Personal pronouns          2) Personal nouns
3) Indefinite pronouns        4) Definite pronouns

Ans: 4

21. The people followed the principle that Mandela advocated. The word ‘that’ is...
1) Personal pronoun              2) Demonstrative pronoun
3) Distributive pronoun         4) Relative pronoun

Ans: 2

22. She is the girl that I am talking about.
Antecedent and relative pronoun in order are
1) The girl, that           2) That, I
3) She, the girl            4) She, I

Ans: 1

23. Choose the relative pronoun among the following
1) that       2) it       3) this       4) what

Ans: 1

24. This car is ‘his’
Here ‘his’ is
1) Adjective      2) Pronoun
3) Noun            4) Adverb

Ans: 2

25. His car has six wheels
Here ‘his’ is
1) Pronoun        2) Noun
3) Adjective      4) Above all

Ans: 3

Posted Date : 24-06-2022

గమనిక : ప్రతిభ.ఈనాడు.నెట్లో వచ్చే ప్రకటనలు అనేక దేశాల నుండి, వ్యాపారస్తులు లేదా వ్యక్తుల నుండి వివిధ పద్ధతులలో సేకరించబడతాయి. ఆయా ప్రకటనకర్తల ఉత్పత్తులు లేదా సేవల గురించి ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యానికీ, ఉద్యోగస్తులకూ ఎటువంటి అవగాహనా ఉండదు. కొన్ని ప్రకటనలు పాఠకుల అభిరుచిననుసరించి కృత్రిమ మేధస్సు సాంకేతికతతో పంపబడతాయి. ఏ ప్రకటనని అయినా పాఠకులు తగినంత జాగ్రత్త వహించి, ఉత్పత్తులు లేదా సేవల గురించి తగిన విచారణ చేసి, తగిన జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకొని కొనుగోలు చేయాలి. ఉత్పత్తులు / సేవలపై ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యానికి ఎటువంటి నియంత్రణ ఉండదు. కనుక ఉత్పత్తులు లేదా సేవల నాణ్యత లేదా లోపాల విషయంలో ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యం ఎటువంటి బాధ్యత వహించదు. ఈ విషయంలో ఎటువంటి ఉత్తర ప్రత్యుత్తరాలకీ తావు లేదు. ఫిర్యాదులు తీసుకోబడవు.


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