We are providing 14 most Important Pronoun Rules which are helpful to solve error spotting problems asked in the examination like IBPS PO, SBI PO, CAT, SSC and other exams.
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Here are the 14 Pronoun Rules with examples:-
When the subject of the verb is the receiver of the action, the action is said to be reflected. such verbs are used reflexively.
Acquit, Absent, Avail, Reconcile, Amuse, Resign, Avenge, Revenge, Enjoy, Exert, Apply, Adapt, Adjust, Pride, Overreach etc are used reflexively.
- You should avail yourself of every chance in life.
- They enjoyed themselves during their Dubai trip.
- He punishes himself of his every mistake.
The verbs keep, Turn, Quality, Move, Rest, Hide etc are not used reflexively.
- He has qualified for the post.
- He hid in the room.
- The man moved towards the crowd.
A reflexive pronoun cannot act as a subject or object of verb unless it is preceded by pronoun or noun concerned.
- I myself will do the work.
- He will do it for me and my friend.
The verb ‘to be’ should be followed by subjective form when the complement is a Pronoun.
- It is I who have helped you in your hard time.
- Was it she who helped you?
Verb and preposition are followed by an objective case of a pronoun.
- He is teaching Rohit and her.
- Let them try.
a) Good manners require that the order of singular pronouns should be the Second person, third person and first person.
b) But in plural pronoun ‘We‘ is used before ‘You‘ and ‘They‘ is used after ‘You‘
- I and You will play the match.
- He and you will visit the city.
- You, Rahul and I will explore the hill station.
- We, you and They are visiting Singapore tomorrow.
A noun or pronoun in the possessive case should not be used sometimes with the nouns such as Separation, Leave, Excuse, Mention, Report, Pardon, Sight, Favour.
- Separation from you is very painful to me.
- He did make mention of you.
Either, Neither, Each other etc are used in speaking of two persons or things and anyone, none, one another are used in speaking of more than two persons or things.
- Indians should not fight with one another.
- Either of his hand is defective.
- Anyone of his teacher has gone to the USA.
While writing the question tag the subject and verb must be according to the main sentence.
- Our teacher is so beautiful, isn’t she?
- They play the music so nice, aren’t they?
- I always the help people in our group, isn’t I?
- Everything is settled, isn’t it?
- Nothing is settled, is it?
‘Both’ should be followed by ‘and’ and not followed by ‘as well as’. Negative is avoided with both.
- Both you and my brother are going to play the first Cricket match tomorrow.
- Both of them are not going to play.× ( we use- Neither of them is going to play√)
‘Which’ is used in the place of ‘who’ when we are referring to a choice between two or more than two things or persons.
- Which is your father in the crowd?
- Which is the better of the two dancers in our city?
We do not use a noun after possessive case of a pronoun.
- This is my Pen.
- Ours is a famous cricket team.
The use of ‘Same’ as a pronoun is wrong.
- I will give you a book and the same is very useful. × (we use ‘it’ in the place of ‘the same’)
- I will give you a book and it is very useful.√
‘What’ is used without an antecedent and it refers to thing only.
- I don’t believe in what you say.
- I know what they are doing there.
These are the 14 Important pronoun rules which are very useful to learn the basic grammar rules of the pronoun. We have discussed the pronoun rules in such as way that you can understand properly.
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