What is a pronoun?
Pronouns - Easy Learning Grammar Spanish
A pronoun is a word you use instead of a noun, when you do not need or want to name someone or something directly, for example, it, you, none.
- There are several different types of pronoun:
- Personal pronouns such as I, you, he, her and they, which are used to refer to you, the person you are talking to, or other people and things. They can be either subject pronouns (I, you, he and so on) or object pronouns (him, her, them, and so on).
- Possessive pronouns like mine and yours, which show who someone or something belongs to.
- Indefinite pronouns like someone or nothing, which refer to people or things in a general way without saying exactly who or what they are.
- Relative pronouns like who, which or that, which link two parts of a sentence together.
- Interrogative pronouns like who, what or which, which are used in questions.
- Demonstrative pronouns like this or those, which point things or people out.
- Reflexive pronouns, a type of object pronoun that forms part of Spanish reflexive verbs like lavarse (meaning to wash) or llamarse (meaning
to be called).
- For more information on Reflexive verbs, see Reflexive verbs.
- Pronouns often stand in for a noun to save repeating it.
|I finished my homework and gave it to my teacher.|
|Do you remember Jack? I saw him at the weekend.|
- Word order with personal pronouns is usually different in Spanish and English.