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    Pronouns and its kinds (confused)

    Hi teachers,

    I am confused about pronouns and its kinds. I would like you to help me, please.

    Is "Pronouns have seven kinds" correct?

    1: Personal pronouns
    i: Subjective/nominative case
    ii: Objective case
    iii: Possessive case

    2: Reflexive pronoun
    I have written this letter myself. (reflexive pronoun)
    She herself (emphatic pronoun) has done this. Can "herself" still be called "reflexive pronoun" in this sentence?

    3: Demonstrative pronoun - this, that, these, those, former, latter, later, such. Are "former, latter, later, such" also "demonstrative pronoun"?

    4: Distributive pronoun - each, either, neither

    5: Indefinite pronoun - some, none, one, nobody, all

    6: Relative pronoun - whom, who, which, what, how, when, whose, as, that, but

    7: Interrogative pronoun - why, what, which, who

    Let me quote another book. Both books are written by Pakistani authors.

    Indefinite pronouns - all, some, any, several, anyone, nobody, each, both, few either, none, one and not one

    Reciprocal pronoun - each other, one another - Please explain this kind of pronoun.
    Is "how" an interrogative or relative pronoun?

    I searched for "pronouns" on this website. I have found that demonstrative pronouns are "this, these, that, those" only because there is no "etc.".
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    Re: Pronouns and its kinds (confused)

    1) Is "Pronouns have seven kinds" correct?
    No, there several different types of pronoun.

    2) She herself (emphatic pronoun) has done this. Can "herself" still be called "reflexive pronoun" in this sentence?
    Yes, it’s a reflexive pronoun.

    3) Are "former, latter, later, such" also "demonstrative pronoun"?
    The former, the latter and such can function as pronouns.

    4) Reciprocal pronoun - each other, one another - Please explain this kind of pronoun.
    The reciprocal pronouns `each other' and `one another' are used to indicate that people do the same thing, feel the same way, or have the same relationship.

    5) Is "how" an interrogative or relative pronoun?
    How is an adverb, not a pronoun.

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    Re: Pronouns and its kinds (confused)

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post

    Reciprocal pronoun - each other, one another - Please explain this kind of pronoun.



    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Naeem Afzal:


    I have found some interesting information that may interest you.

    It comes from one of my favorite grammar books. *

    "They admired each other."

    They appears to be the subject of the verb admired, and each other appears to be the direct object.

    My book explains that each is the logical subject and other is the logical object.

    Therefore, this book says, the actual sentence means "Each admired the other."

    (They is just a filler, according to this theory. It is the formal subject.)

    ONLY MY NOTE:

    Many books say that it is preferable to use "each other" for two persons and to use "one another" for three or more. Many people, however, do not observe this rule.


    James


    * Walter Kay Smart, English Review Grammar / Fourth Edition (1940) (copyright renewed 1968), page 136.
    Last edited by TheParser; 15-Oct-2014 at 20:09. Reason: deleted a sentence

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