Errors in the use of pronouns


Correct Use of Pronouns is vital for correct and meaningful speech. A word that is used instead of a noun is called a pronoun.

Look at this example :-

Ram is a boy. He is my friend.

Here “he” is used instead of Ram. So, he is a pronoun.

Pronouns can be classified into following 9 categories :-

1. Personal Pronouns ( I, we, you, they, he, she, it)

2. Interrogative Pronouns ( which, hose, whom, who, what )

3. Relative Pronouns( who, whom, that , which)

4. Distributive Pronouns( either, neither, each, none, any)

5. Demonstrative Pronouns ( this, that , these, those)

6. Indefinite Pronouns ( one, none, some, many, somebody, anybody, nobody, other, all, few)

7. Reflexive Pronouns( myself, himself, herself)

8. Reciprocal Pronouns( each-other, one-another)

9. Emphatic Pronouns ( myself, themselves, herself)

Correct use of Pronouns :-

Examples :-

S.No. Incorrect Sentence Correct Sentence
1. This my hat is old. This hat of mine is old.
2. I and you are invited there. You and I are invited there.
3. For who will you vote? For whom will you vote?
4. Who of the two sisters is weak? Which of the two sisters is weak?
5. You may ask anybody, they praise you. You may ask anybody, he praises you.
6. Neither of you deserve kindness. Neither of you deserves kindness.
7. Whom do you suppose will win the election? Who do you suppose will win the election?
8. Who is your favourite book? Which is your favourite book?
9. I, you and he should attend the marriage. You, he and I should attend the marriage.
10. Everybody should do their duty to their country. Everybody should do his duty to his country.
11. Neither of them remembered to collect their hats. Neither of them remembered to collect his hat.
12. I like such boys that are serious minded. I like such boys as are serious minded.
13. You must speak to either of the three sisters. You must speak to each of the three sisters.
14. Each baby will play their own game. Each baby will play its own game.
15. Either he or his brother have done this. Either he or his brother has done this.
16. Either Kumud or Kusum forgot to write their roll numbers. Either Kumud or Kusum forgot to write her roll number.
17. Nobody were against this proposal. Nobody was against this proposal.
18. Who is a better singer between Ram and Sham? Which is a better singer between Ram and Sham?
19. Each tried their luck. Each tried his luck.
20. I do not know the man with who you were talking. I do not know the man with whom you were talking.


NOUN – VERB – ADJECTIVE


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