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Basavaiah is a Kannada poet. He has written several poems. Many of his poems have been translated into other Indian languages. He himself has translated some of them into English.
You must have observed that the words he, his, and himself (pronouns) refer to Basavaiah (noun).
Read the following extract and see how the personal pronouns refer to different people/ things.
Lata was on her annual visit to her uncle’s house. She always enjoyed it because she was allowed to spend most of the day in the mango grove. Lata’s uncle was a friend of the owner of the grove who allowed the children to play there. The branches of the trees were covered with so many fruits that they almost touched the ground with the weight. They spent hours picking the fruit, eating most of it and sleeping.
There are many kinds of pronouns. Some of them are:
I, we, they, you, he, she, it…
myself, himself, herself, yourself, themselves…
one, any, anyone, anybody, somebody, each, every.
either, neither, who, whose, whom, which…
Try to find other kinds.
What do the words in italics in the following paragraphs refer to?
Once upon a time a poor woman was walking from one village to another carrying a bundle on her head. Unable to lift it easily, she rested every now and then. A horseman passed by. The woman requested him to carry the bundle on horseback till the next village. He refused saying. “You will walk slowly and delay me and / have a long way to go.
her – woman; it – bundle; she – woman
him – horseman, He – Horseman; me – horseman I – horseman.
An old man came to the farm, the owner of the farm and his wif e needed a person exactly like him. He was well-versed in agriculture. After his arrival to the farm their income improved dramatically. The owner became lethargic and shied away from hard work, his wife found all this very strange. Her husband’s life style had changed.
his – owner; him – old man; He – oldman; his – oldman; their – owner of the farm and his wife; his – owner; Her-wife.
Every household holds those little things that look and feel old. As a kid I had several of them. There is a tiny bag of used crayons bought when / was four. Dad believed in junking them and they almost did end up in the trash. They help me remember a childhood of dreams and vivid imagination.
I – kid; them – little things; I – kid; them – little things; they – little things; me – kid.