A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun to avoid repetition or make an expression less cumbersome.
Pronouns are used in both subject and object positions in a sentence, i.e. they can be the performer of the action in a sentence or the receiver.
Personal pronouns: I (me), you (you), we (us), he (him), she (her), it (it), they (them). Note that object pronouns are in bracket.
Possessive pronouns: yours, mine, theirs, ours, hers, his, its.
Reflexive pronouns: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.
Reciprocal pronouns: each other, one another.
Indefinite pronouns: somebody, someone, something, anybody, anyone, anything, nobody, no one, nothing, everybody, everyone, everything.
Relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, that.
Demonstrative pronouns: this, that, those, these.
It is important to note that when referring to yourself and one or more persons, it is polite to put yourself last.
- Abubakar, Akin and I will attend the meeting in Abuja.