Pronouns

 

Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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sir,
i have learnt reflective pronoun and emphatic pronoun. how can we discriminate both is there any differences in these pronoun

Hello vedant mishra,

Emphatic pronouns are more flexible in terms of their location in the sentence:

She washed the floor herself.

She herself washed the floor.

But we cannot change

She washed herself.

The easiest way to check if it is a reflexive pronoun used as an object or as an emphatic form is to try to remove it. If you can remove it without changing the meaning of the sentence then it is emphatic. If you cannot, then it it an object.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I just started learning english but i am soo confused from where should start i mean form listen and watch or from grammer .

Hello Edanhooks,

Please take a look at our Help page, which has a section on getting started, as well a lot of other useful information.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi i am back to the stage after long time. I started learning from grammar .

Hi Team,
I am seeking to learn on various English Tenses, can you please share the link on learnenglish site.

Manoj

Hello Manoj,

If you look at the right side of this page, you'll see there's a section for Verbs in the menu for our Grammar Reference. That's a good place to start, and you might also like our Verb Machine.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

They each had their problems.
They had each his own problem.
When 'each' is in the front of the 'verb',why should we use 'their'?On the Contary, why should 'his'?
Thank you!

Hello Dorisforbc,

Although 'each' is generally treated as singular (e.g. 'Each of them has a problem'), this is not always the case. For example:

Peter and Paul each want different things not *Peter and Paul each wants different things*

Your second sentence is similar to this, and should read:

They each had their own problem.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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