What is a pronoun?

i

A pronoun stands in place of (for or pro) a noun.
Examples include I, you, he/she, it, we, you, they, some, this, these and one: Alison opened the book becomes She opened it.
i.i Pronouns as subjects of singular forms of verbs:
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • 1st person singular
  • 2nd person singular
  • 3rd person singular
i.ii Pronouns as subjects of plural forms of verbs:
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • 1st person plural
  • 2nd person plural
  • 3rd person plural

ii

Note that pronouns decline or agree (i.e. change their form) according to their use in the sentence:
ii.i Subject pronouns:
  • I
  • you
  • he
  • she
  • it
  • we
  • you
  • they
ii.ii Object pronouns:
  • me
  • you
  • him
  • her
  • it
  • us
  • you
  • them
ii.iii Possessive adjectives:
  • my
  • your
  • his
  • her
  • its
  • our
  • your
  • their
ii.i Possessive pronouns:
  • mine
  • yours
  • his
  • hers
  • (not used)
  • ours
  • yours
  • theirs
ii.ii Reflexive pronouns:
  • myself
  • yourself
  • himself
  • herself
  • itself
  • ourselves
  • yourselves
  • themselves

iii

Note that these are also pronouns:
iii.i Singular:
  • anybody
  • anyone
  • anything
  • each
  • either
  • everybody
  • everyone
  • everything
  • neither
  • nobody
  • no one
  • nothing
  • somebody
  • someone
  • something
iii.ii Plural:
  • both
  • few
  • many
  • several
  • all
  • any
  • most
  • None
    Note: can also be singular
  • some