Demonstrative and Interrogative Pronouns

Demonstrative Pronoun

 

 

Pronouns thatpoint to specificthings:thisthattheseandthose.
Eg:
This is an orange.
Thosearegirls.
The same words are used as demonstrative adjectives when they modify nouns or pronouns:“this orange,”“those girls.”

Interrogative Pronouns

 

 

An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun which is used to make asking questions easy.

  • There are just five interrogative pronouns.
  • Each one is used to ask a very specific question or indirect question.
  • Some, such as “who” and “whom,” refer only to people.
  • Others can be used to refer to objects or people.
  • Interrogative pronouns can also be used as relative pronouns.
  • Interrogative pronouns are found only in question and indirect questions.
  • The five interrogative pronouns are what, which, who, whom, and whose.

Examples:

  • What is your name?
  • Which is your car?
  • Who is your father?
  • Whom does this pen belong to?
  • Whose are these stockings?