Before we will learn about the different pronoun examples and its types. Let us all take a look at it.

Let’s get real, it is irritating if someone keeps on using our name in each of the sentences they utter, right? It’s an echo reverberating in our ears and we cannot do anything about it but to absorb.

Pronoun examples include he, it, she, I, you, what, these, and many more.

Aside from being a noun replacement or substitute,  pronouns also can stand in for certain adverbs, adjectives, and other pronouns. Anytime you want to talk about a person, animal, place or thing, you can use pronouns to make your speech or writing flow better.

So, without any unnecessary introduction, we give you different pronoun examples and its uses to help you achieve an outstanding writing and speaking skill.

Types of Pronouns Examplea

Pronouns can be divided into numerous categories including:

Demonstrative pronouns

Pronoun examples- demonstrative pronoun
Demonstrative pronouns demonstrate location and distance.

A demonstrative pronoun is used to point to something specific within a sentence. It has four pronouns used; these are these, that, those, and this.


That is a huge branch of tree.

Those are bright and shiny stars.

This is my diary which is full of memories.

These are my expensive bags, shoes, and jewelries.

Reflexive pronouns

The reflexive pronoun is utilized when the object of the sentence is the same with the subject. All the subject pronouns have reflexive pronoun counterparts. I is for myself, you is yourself, him is himself and so on and so forth.

Reflexive pronouns are after the adverb, adjective, or the noun to which it refers to. Furthermore, all reflexive pronoun examples end with -self or -selves depending on what pronoun it is being conjugated with. Pronoun examples for reflexive pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, herself, oneself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.


Just let them do it themselves so that they will learn.

She pours a cup of coffee for herself every morning.

Louis and I decide for ourselves to get married in May.

Ronald decided to reward himself with  latest phones and gadgets.

We thought to ourselves, this has been the best day we have ever spent together!

Intensive Pronouns 

The intensive pronoun seems to be the same as a reflexive pronoun because they both end with -self and -selves. However, their functions are a lot different while the reflexive is used as the object of the sentence, intensive is used as emphasis to the subject or antecedent of the sentence. It can usually be found right after the noun or the pronoun it’s modifying, but not necessarily.


I myself did the evaluation of all the crew members.

Mario himself is responsible of the fund raising campaign.

She herself made all the wedding invitations and give-aways.

You yourself are capable of many wonderful and great things.

Mark and Aldren themselves asked the council to object the said motion.

Indefinite pronouns

Pronoun- examples Indefinite Pronoun
Uncertainty is the key for indefinite pronouns.

Those referring to one or more unspecified objects, beings, or places. Indefinite pronoun examples are anytime, sometimes, nobody, anybody, somebody, everybody, something, anything, everything, and nothing.  Take note, indefinite pronouns is singular in form all the time.


Something is bothering me.

Anything is possible when you believe.

Nothing could escape from the wrath of death.

Sometimes he wishes he could have a better life.

Nobody is willing to help the old man carry his heavy belongings.

Personal Pronouns

Pronoun examples- Personal Pronoun
These are used as subjects of the sentence.

A personal pronoun is a pronoun that is associated with a certain person, thing, or group; with an exemption of distinct forms that indicate singular or plural number.

The personal pronoun is divided into two, subject pronouns and object pronouns.

A subject pronoun is a pronoun used as a subject of the sentence. Subject pronoun examples are you, we, he, she, it, and I.


It is a big teddy bear.

You are more than enough for me.

He is the boy from the farm that helped the old man.

We are going to the party with my high school friends.

Meanwhile, object pronoun acts the direct object of the sentence. Object pronoun examples are me, us, you, them, him, her, and it.


I love him so much.

She will buy it for herself.

Just leave all those papers to be signed to them.

The mother of three brought them to the nursery.

Louis John is going to bring us to the zoo and to the planetarium.

Possessive pronouns

The possessive pronoun is showing possession or ownership. Pronoun examples for possessive pronouns are mine, yours, ours, theirs, and hers, its.


I hope to have a child like yours someday.

The Prada bags and the Chanel shoes are all mine.

Know your own boundary before stepping to theirs.

Please clean your room, I know that old pile of laundry belongs to yours

The guilty robber keeps on saying, “the money is not ours, let us return it.”

Interrogative pronouns

Pronoun example- interrogative Pronoun
Interrogative pronouns require answers, all the time.

An interrogative pronoun is then utilized to which introduce a question. Pronoun examples for this type of pronoun, these are what, where, when, why, and how.


Why are you still here?

When will be your wedding?

Where are we going to get all those funds for the event?

How did you manage to book a flight at this moment of time?

What are your reasons for doing these things for the children?

Pronoun Rules

In every aspect of the English language, rules are always there. To pronouns, there are a few important rules for using it. As you read through these rules and the examples in the next section, notice how the pronoun rules are followed. Soon you’ll see that pronouns are easy to work with.

Subject pronouns are used as a subject

Subject pronouns may be used to begin sentences or right after an article. Using an imaginary blank to fill in where the subject pronoun is one of the techniques to easily spot it.


It is a gigantic dog.

You are truly an amazing musician and composer.

We did a great job in investing our money in the stock market.

He is the youngest governor of the town and he is also a bachelor.

She is my friend way back in elementary up to my high school years.

Subject Pronouns renames the subject

Subject pronouns are also used to rename the subject. Make sure the pronoun you will use complements with the subject you are using. A verb, linking, helping, or action verb, comes right after the subject pronoun. Examples of verbs are is, are, was, were, has, have, had, jump, walk, and many more.


Ana is my only sister. She is an awesome and wonderful sister. (Ana is a girl hence the pronoun should be used is she.)

Come here, Neil. You are responsible for today’s and tomorrow’s events.

Indefinite Pronouns is Singular in Form

Indefinite pronouns are singular in form and meaning no matter what and how many you are referring to. The reason behind is that it is uncertain to how much or how many the one is describing, hence, the indefinite.


Incorrect: Everyone believe in the power of the universe.

Correct: Everyone believes in the power of the universe.

Incorrect: Everybody are welcome to my 18th birthday bash.

Correct: Everybody is welcome to my 18th birthday bash.

Object pronouns and its uses

Object pronouns are used as direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. These include: you, me, her, and it. Other object pronoun examples are him, herself, us, them, themselves.

For example:

Mario sang to her. (Her here becomes the direct object of the sentence.)

Show her the way to the staircase. (The direct object of show is the way, and her is the indirect object. To know if it is an indirect object, you can put an imaginary “to” or “for” in front of them: Show [to] her the way to the staircase. Do [for] me a huge request.)

Are you trying to talk to me? (The pronoun “me” is used as the object of the preposition “to.”)

Possessive pronoun is not possessive noun

Possessive pronoun is a pronoun that exemplifies ownership. They do not need apostrophes unlike possessive nouns that require apostrophe in showing its form.


Incorrect: These beautiful chinas are our’s.

Correct: These beautiful chinas are ours.

Incorrect: The multi-billion company belongs to their’s.

Correct: The multi-billion company belongs to theirs.

Pronoun Examples which, that, and who

The pronouns which, that, and who take the singular or plural depending on the subject it refers to. If the subject is singular, use a singular verb. If the subject is plural, use a plural verb.


Incorrect:  She is one of those women who are into shopping and luxuries of this world.

Correct: She is one of those women who is into shopping and luxuries of this world.   

The word who refers to one. Therefore, we should use the singular verb “is.”

Pronoun as the true subject

Real subject of the sentence are sometimes confusing. So, we must look more intently to know the true subject and the correct verb to use.


Incorrect: He is one of those men that are always on time.
The word who refers to men. Therefore, use the plural verb “are.”

In sentences like this last example, many would mistakenly insist that one is the subject, requiring is always on time. But look at it this way: Of those men who are always on time, he is one.

Pronoun Examples  each, neither, and either

Some plural examples are confusing and frequently overlooked. Pronouns like each, neither, and either followed by “of” take the singular form of the verb. Word or words after “of” is/are not part of the equation.

Incorrect: Each of the children draw so well.

Correct: Each of the children draws so well.

Incorrect: Neither of them are available to talk to you right now.

Correct: Neither of them is available to talk to you right now.

Incorrect:  Either of us are worthy of the newly-established tasks and responsibilities.

Correct: Either of us is worthy of the newly-established tasks and responsibilities.

Pronoun Examples as the same item

Furthermore, pronouns with the same qualities or falls into the same item, and most especially if one of the joint owners is written as a pronoun use possessive form.

Incorrect: Louis and my home
Incorrect: Mine and Louis’s home
Correct: Louis’s and my home

Incorrect: You and Ronald’s business is booming like a wildfire.
Incorrect: Yours and Ronald’s business is booming like a wildfire.
Correct: Ronald’s and your business is booming like wildfire.

Avoid possessive pronouns (mine, yours, hers, ours, theirs) in such constructions.

Reflexive pronouns as subject and object

So, when both the subject and the object of a verb are the same person or thing use reflexive pronoun .

Example: Margarette helped herself.

If the object of a preposition refers to a previous noun or pronoun, use a reflexive pronoun:

Example: Margarette designed it by herself.

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