A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. The most common are the personal pronouns in the subjective form: I, you, he, she, it, we, they.
- We will loose this match.
- He and his brother work together.
- She is beautiful.
The purpose of pronouns is to make your sentences less repetitive and awkward.
Possessive pronouns are used to indicate possession. For example:
- His car is dirty.
- I love my daughters.
- This watch is mine.
Examples of objective pronouns are:
- I gave you my wallet yesterday.
- Our team dissapointed us.
- Do you love her?
It is very common to confuse the subjective and objective forms:
- The teacher teaches you and me.
- You are the object, the subjective form would be incorrect.
- You and I go to the same school.
- You are the subject, the objective form would be incorrect.
A reflexive pronoun is pronoun that is preceded by what it refers to.
- She looked like she wanted to kill herself.
- I cannot help myself staring at her.
Apart from the personal pronouns there are other pronouns like: nobody, anybody, who.