The first thing that needs to be done is to determine the etymological origin of the term pronoun that now concerns us. In that sense, we should make clear that it emanates from Latin and more exactly from the word "pronomen", which can be translated as "instead of name". It is made up of two parts: the prefix "pro-", which is equivalent to "before or instead of", and the noun "nomen", which is synonymous with "name".
Pronoun it's a class of word no fixed reference, since it is determined according to the relationship it has with others that have already been named. The pronouns act as noun , referring to people or extralinguistic things.
Also, it should be stressed that pronouns as a rule, with some exceptions, have gender and number.
It can be said that a noun has a fixed referent: the word "book", for example, will always refer to a "book". Instead, pronouns like "my", "with you" or "me" They depend on different variables.
“My brother is a soccer player” It is an expression that begins with the pronoun "my", which determines the meaning of the sentence. The phrase can be pronounced by the brother of Lionel messi , since this is a footballer, but not because of the brother of George Bush , as "his" Brother is not engaged in this sport.
An expression like "I feel comfortable with you" it also acquires its meaning according to the pronoun ("with you"), since it does not have a fixed reference. "With you" can refer to George , Manuel , Carla , Michael , Sharon , Silvia or any other person.
There are various kinds of pronouns. The personal pronouns They are morphemes without lexical content that refer to an antecedent: "I am responsible for this company", “You are not welcome in the house”, “You always have to do what he wants”, "Count on me for anything you need".
We would also have to establish that there are so-called adjective pronouns that are those whose mission is to determine the noun in question. They must also be stressed that they are postponed to that and serve to determine what or who they are mentioning.
However, there are other types of pronouns that are also worth knowing. This would be the case of the following:
• Courtesy pronouns, which are those used to address someone with whom you do not have confidence, who is older and who has a higher “position”. An example of this is "you."
• Relative pronouns, which are used to refer to a name mentioned above. Among the most significant are these: who, who, where, ...
• Interrogative pronouns. As its name indicates, they are those that serve to carry out the creation of an interrogative sentence and have the peculiarity that they do not accompany any name.
Other types of pronouns are possessive pronouns ("Is this jacket yours?", "Lord, return what is not yours"), the demonstrative pronouns ("That car has two engines", “That business is new”) and the indefinite pronouns ("Someone is screaming for hours"), among others.