What is a pronoun?

Pronouns take the place of nouns in a sentence. If we didn't have pronouns, we'd have to keep repeating our nouns and that would make our sentences awkward and repetitive.

For example, if we didn't use pronouns a sentence might look like this:

Tom went upstairs to the bedroom. Tom opened the door and Tom sat on the bed.

Pronouns are short words like it, she, he, you, we, they, us and them.

They are used to describe either individuals or groups of people, rather than using their name or names.

Let’s look back at the example and use pronouns to replace some of the nouns.

Learn all about pronouns with this video!

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