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What Is The Difference Between Nouns And Pronouns?

One of the international languages is English and is spoken on a wide range. People from all around the world use this language as a mean of communication. Even if you want a good job it is necessary that you must be proficient in it.

Grammar is the most significant thing in any language. To communicate properly, or if you want to send your message error-free that the receiver is able to understand then you should learn the grammar of language first.

In English grammar, noun and pronoun are the basic part of speech. But it seems tricky to differentiate between them. So to know the main difference between noun and pronoun keep reading the article.


The noun is a word which is used for the name of living or non-living objects. It is usually used to recognize a class of human, animal, plants or non-living things.

example of noun

There are two types of noun

Common noun

The common noun is applied to depict the name of general things in routine life.  For example

  • This girl is very beautiful.
  • This man is very clever.
  • These are ripe fruits.

Here the words girl, man and pencil are examples of the common noun.

Proper noun

A proper noun is applied to depict the name of specific or particular things. For example

  • Alisha is very beautiful.
  • Mr. Joseph is very clever.
  • These are ripe bananas.

Here the words Alisha, Mr. Joseph and bananas are the examples of the proper noun.

So basically these are all the examples of noun as the noun indicates the name of person, place or things.


Pronouns are used in the place of nouns; basically, these are the substitute of the noun used in a sentence.


It also includes two types’ subjective pronouns and objective pronoun. For example

  • This coffee is too hot so it can’t be drunk yet.

In this example, the noun coffee is replaced by the subjective pronoun “it”.

  • Mr. Joseph was very careless so he was fired from this job.

Here noun Mr. Joseph is replaced by the subjective pronoun “he”.

  • Sophie called Jenny because she had to talk to her about this matter.

In this example, Sophie is replaced by the subjective pronoun “she” and Jenny is replaced by the objective pronoun “her”.

So it is clear from the examples that pronoun is the proxy of a noun and it is essential that noun must be present in the sentence to use it further as a pronoun. I hope after reading this article you are able to understand that what is the difference between nouns and pronouns and if you have any query or want to give suggestions you can write it down in the comments section.


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