Definition of Pronoun:
A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun and does the work of a noun. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a common noun or a proper noun.
This grammar section explains English Grammar in a clear and simple way. There are example sentences to show how the language is used.
Pronoun Exercises for Class 5 CBSE With Answers PDF
A pronoun is a word that can be used to take the place of a noun. The noun to be replaced can be the name of a person, place, animal or thing. Personal, Reflexive, Emphasising, Demonstrative, Interrogative, Possessive are the different types of pronouns. Personal Pronouns: Pronouns that stands for a person or a thing are called Personal Pronouns. i.e. I, we, you, he, she, it and they are personal pronouns. The pronoun must agree in number with the noun that it replaces. If the noun is in the singular form, the pronoun must also be in the singular form. And, if it is in the plural form, the pronoun must also be in the plural form.
Singular: The boy is playing with his puppet. He has a sock puppet.
Plural: The boys are playing with their puppets. They have puppets of various colours.
Personal Pronouns have three forms of persons. The person who is speaking is called the first person. i.e. I, my, me, we, our, us. The one spoken to is called the second person. I.e. you, your, yours. The one spoken about is called the third person. i.e. he, she, it, they, their, them. The pronoun must agree with the noun in the gender that it represents. If the noun is in the feminine gender, the pronoun too must be in the feminine gender. Likewise, if the noun is in the masculine gender, the pronoun must be in the masculine gender.
- Masculine: Jill has a boyfriend. He comes across as a bit of a bore to her.
- Feminine: John’s sister loves to eat pizza. She eats it almost every day.
- Neuter: We have an old kitchen table. It has a broken leg.
A reflexive pronoun is used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject. They either end in -self, as in the singular form, or -selves as in the plural form. The singular reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself. Plural reflexive pronouns include: ourselves, yourselves, themselves.
- He hurt himself.
The horse hurt itself. Emphasising Pronoun is used for emphasis are called emphasising pronoun. Examples: o I myself completed the homework. She herself say so. Demonstrative pronoun is used to point out specific person, place, thing or idea. This/that/these/those are demonstrative pronouns.
- Is this my chair?
- These are my books.
- That is a Red Fort.
- Those are my books.
Interrogative Pronoun introduces a question. Who and What
- Who was Graham Bell?
- Whose is this book.
Possessive pronouns are used to talk about things that belong to people. The words mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs are possessive pronouns. We do not use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns.
- This book is mine:
- Have you lost yours, Manish?
- This pen is mine and that one is his.
- Sarika has lost her cat. Is this cat hers?
Here is a table to help you remember which possessive pronoun to use with which personal pronoun.
|Singular Personal pronouns||Possessive Pronouns||Plural Personal pronouns||Possessive Pronouns|
|I, me||Mine||We, us||Ours|
|He, him||His||They, them||Theirs|
Pronoun Exercises for Class 5 with Answers CBSE PDF
A. Write a suitable pronoun in each blank space,
They told __________ to tell __________ the truth or they put me in jail. They told me to tell them the truth or they will put me in jail.
1. They are going to India. __________, is a long journey and __________ will make __________ tired.
2. I have many relatives. Some of __________ often come to see __________ and sometimes __________ go to visit
3. I listened to the news. __________ was read by Kavita. __________ is an announcer on the radio.
4. I am looking for Vicki and Vijay. __________ want to remind __________ that must come for the practice this afternoon.
5. When you go to the post office, give this card to the man at the parcels counter. __________ will give __________ a parcel for __________.
B. Replace the underlined word/words in each sentence with the right pronoun.
Manish has a dog. The dog is called Blackie.
Manish has a dog. It is called Blackie.
1. Deepak takes care of the garden. Deepak is a good gardener.
2. Maya has a sweet voice. Maya is also a pretty girl.
3. Mrs. and Mr. Sharma are here. Mrs. and Mr. Sharma are talking to the hostess.
4. Look at my dog. My dog is wagging its tail.
5. My brother and I visited the zoo. My brother and I saw monkeys scratching each other.
6. The teacher said, “Give the teacher your book.”
7. Put all these letters on the table and then sort these letters out.
8. When the bee saw the little boy, the bee stung the little boy.
9. I had a few stamps. I gave the stamps to Anmol.
10. Ganesh walked to the door. Then Ganesh opened the door and went out.
C. Fill each blank with the correct reflexive pronoun. The first one has been done for you.
1. Mamta and her parents have just treated themselves to a lavish meal in a restaurant.
2. When I woke up, I found __________ in bed.
3. “You need a shower; just look at __________ in the mirror,” she whispered to him.
4. The hitchhikers equipped __________ with everything they needed.
5. We bought __________ some drinks before we started to play the game.
6. “One should never think too highly of __________ the speaker advised us.
7. She studied hard and was pleased with __________ after taking the examination.
8. The town __________ is not very large.
9. They __________ admitted their guilt.
10. The tiger was only trying to protect when it attacked the hunter.
D. Fill in the blanks with suitable demonstrative pronouns given in the brackets. The first one has been done for you.
1. Will all these people attend the ceremony? (that/these)
2. I can tell __________ he is upset. (those/that)
3. __________ people are ecstatic about the performance. (these/that)
4. __________ animals are very hungry. (this/those)
5. We will take __________ chairs inside the living room. (those/ that)
6. Do you know __________ he told the truth? (that/these)
7. __________ is my favourite restaurant to eat at. (this/those)
8. __________ shops are having a sale on Saturday. (those/ that)
9. I can tell __________ is the last chance I will get. (these/this)
10. Do you know __________ rules? (that/these)
E. Complete the following sentences using appropriate interrogative pronouns. The first one has been done for you.
1. What __________ did you do then?
2. __________ would you like to eat?
3. __________ is knocking at the door?
4. __________ is your phone number?
5. __________ do you want to see?
6. __________ will he say?
7. __________ did you see?
8. About __________ are you speaking?
9. __________ came here in the morning?
10. By __________ was this book written?
F. Rewrite each sentence using a possessive pronoun in place of a possessive adjective (e.g. my, your, his, her, it’s and there).
This is his watch and this is her ring.
This is his and this is hers.
1. This is my cat. That one is your cat, and the other one must be her cat.
2. These old worn-out shoes cannot be our shoes. They must be their shoes. Where are our shoes them?
3. These marbles are mixed up. Which are his marbles, which are your marbles and which are my marbles?.
4. The two coaches are instructing their teams. Their coach is telling them what they should not do, and our coach is telling us what we should do.
5. I think that is Vipin’s watch and this one is her watch.
6. You may share these chocolates. They are all my chocolates.
7. He said, “my friend and I had our heads shaved head is darker than my head”. We both nodded our heads in agreement.
8. You must do your homework first before you can help them do their homework.
9. These are all his things, not even one item present here is not his.
10. Take this if it is your book, don’t take his book, tell her to take her book, and leave my book alone. The remainder are their books. They can collect their books later.