English Grammar Tutorials

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  • Chapter 3. Pronoun (Cont'd...)


    3.2 Use of pronouns (cont'd...)

    (viii) The pronoun used for a noun of multitude must be in the plural number. The committee differ in their opinion/ views on this question.

    (ix) Reflexive pronouns can never be the subject of a verb. Ram and myself shall go (incorrect). Ram and I shall go. (correct)

    (x) This or that is used as substitute for a clause or sentence going before. Such as:
    You neglect your studies and this is bad for you.
    You never cared for your health and that ruined you.

    (xi) That and those are used to avoid repetition of a noun going before. The climate of India is hotter than that of England.

    (xii) One and its plural ones and such are used as substitute for nouns.
    I have lost my pen, but I have got one from my father.
    The books you sent me are not good ones (books).
    I am a party to this case and as such I cannot help you.

    (xiii) Uses of who, what, which
    Who is she?
    What is he?
    Which is she?
    Here, who enquirers name, profession and about a particular person (among a group) respectively. Whoever, whatever, whichever, whomsoever are example of compound pronouns.

    (xiv) That is a relative pronoun, used for both person and things, while who and whom are used for person only.
    He that is down needs fear no fall.
    She has lost the book that I gave her.
    I was waiting for the friend who came soon.

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