Type of Pronoun and Speech Work


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Type of Pronoun and Speech Work

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There are different types of pronouns they are personal pronouns, possessive Pronouns, demonstrative Pronouns, among others, which we are going to talk about with some examples to show how they function.

Personal Pronouns

We use Personal Pronouns to refer to people. They are the most frequently used of all the types of pronoun. This is so because we use them to talk about people in terms of number (singular and plural such as I – we, he – the) and in terms of persons(first person, second person and third person)

Note that:

The first person is the person speaking,

The second person is the person being spoken to, and

The third person is the person that is being talked about.

Quickly, let’s have a practical example on that:


I gave you the book after I retrieved it from him.

‘I’ is the first person.

“You” is the second person.

“Him” is the third person.


We also talk about gender in pronoun. This has to do with the masculine (he), the feminine (she), and the neuter (it).


Reflexive Pronouns are used to refer back to the previous noun i.e. the subject with the suffixes self(if singular) and selves(if plural). Examples are himself, herself, itself, ourselves, myself, themselves, yourself and yourselves.


Indefinite Pronouns include everyone, someone, something, anyone, anybody, none, nobody, no one, anything and everybody.


We use Possessive Pronouns to show possession, such as your, my, our, his, her, its, their, theirs, yours, mine, ours and hers.


Demonstrative Pronouns are four. We use them to demonstrate the particular person or thing we are referring to. Two are singular (this, that) and the other two are plural (these, those).


We use Interrogative Pronouns to ask questions. Examples are who, which, whose and whom.


Relative Pronouns are used to introduce relative clauses. They include who, which, that, whose and whom.



Write two examples each with the use of all the types of pronouns mentioned above.


Rhyme has to do which two or more words that end with the same sound.

The following pairs of words are an example of rhyme:

writer / fighter

sheep / cheap

war /saw

sun / son

perfume/ presume


Simple, isn’t it?


Now that you have understood it, provide two words that rhyme with each of the following words. The first one has been done for you:

  1. Face/place/race
  2. Borrow
  3. Flight
  4.  Head
  5. Force
  6. Shade
  7. Fly
  8. Mention
  9. Confess
  10. Ache.


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