In addition to the commonly used and known “Personal Pronouns”, there are 4 more categories of pronouns which we can use to demonstrate, to interrogate, to relate and in indefinite form. They are as follows:-
1. Demonstrative Pronouns (this, these, that, those)
A demonstrative pronoun identifies a noun or a pronoun.
- this, that - will identify noun or pronoun in singular form.
- these, those - will identify noun or pronoun in plural form.
- this, these - to refer to objects that are nearby.
- that, those - to refer to objects that are farther away.
e.g. This is good but that is not suitable/These are good but those are not suitable.2. Interrogative Pronouns
- (who, whom, which, what)
- (whoever, whomever, whichever, whatever) - compounds formed with suffix “ever”
An interrogative pronoun is used for asking questions, or to inquire.
- who, whom and sometimes which are used to refer to people
- Whom did you speak to about our problems?
- Which boy did you give the chocolates to?
- Who is taking the blame?
- (who, whom, that, which)
- (whoever, whomever, whichever) - compounds
- There are 25 children in the class of which one will be awarded for best student.
- Of the 25 children who do you think will win?
- all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody, someone.
- Some of them will be going home.
- All of us are astounded by the news.
- None did it because everyone thought someone will and at the end nobody did.