31 Plural Pronoun Examples:Use,Sentences And Detailed Explanations


In this article ,we will have a look at plural pronouns with the help of examples.

A plural pronoun is a pronoun which is used instead of  plural  nouns in a sentence. Some of them are ; we, you, they, them, those, ours, us and theirs.

Let us go through some plural pronoun examples.

1. Catherine and Tom attended the meeting.  They briefed me about it.

Here ‘Catherine and Tom ‘is a plural subject , because the subject has more than one noun. So we used the plural pronoun ‘they’.

2. Those are the pens I bought.

Here the subject ‘pens’ is a plural noun. So we used the plural pronoun ‘those’. ’Those’ is a demonstrative pronoun too.

3 . Sara and I went for a party yesterday. We enjoyed it.

The subject includes ‘Sara’ and ‘I’. So it is a plural subject . Therefore  the plural pronoun ‘we’ is used. It is a first person plural pronoun because the speaker is also included in the group.

4. The dogs play with the baby. They are so cute.

 Here the subject is ‘dogs’ which is a plural noun. So we used a plural pronoun ‘they’ .

5. .My cousin decided to stay with us.

Here the plural pronoun is ‘us’. It is a first person plural pronoun since the group includes the speaker as well.

6. David and Stella  , you have to meet me at the office.

Here two nouns are there. They are ‘David’ and ‘Stella’. Therefore we used a plural pronoun ‘you’instead of repeating the names. This is a second person plural pronoun since ‘you’ is used here.

7. I am fed up with Ann and Rose. They always disobey the rules.

Here ‘they ‘is the plural pronoun. We use a plural pronoun because we have more than one noun. ‘They’ is a third person plural pronoun.

8. I am happy to say that you can choose whichever courses you want.

Since we are referring to ‘courses’ which is plural we used a plural pronoun ‘whichever’

9. Give the credit to your students. It is the result of their hard work.

Here ‘students’ is plural and we used the plural pronoun ’their’.

10. Alice and Donna  , where are your uniforms?

Here the plural pronoun is ‘your’. Here the plural nouns are ‘Alice’ and ‘Donna’. So we used a plural pronoun instead of repeating the names.

11. Harry and Alex are very capable accountants .They did the entire accounting by themselves.

Here we talk about two nouns. They are Harry and Alex. So we used the plural pronoun ‘themselves’.

12. I am sure that many have talked about it already. But only a few could deliver it clearly.

The above sentence has two pronouns. They are ‘many’ and ‘few’. Both are plural pronouns. It is obvious that we talk about many people.

13.  Dale, Sara and I could not go to home yesterday. We were stuck at Kelley’s party.

Here we used the plural pronoun ‘we’ instead of using the names again. Since there are more than one noun , we used a plural pronoun.

14. Give back the football to the children. It is theirs.

Here the plural pronoun we used is ‘theirs’, because we talk about a plural noun ‘children’.

15. Tom and I are Diana’s best friends. So she always counts on us.

‘Us’ is the plural pronoun used here. It is used instead of the nouns ‘Tom’ and ‘I’.

16. Both are in the same college.

Here ‘both’ is the plural pronoun .It is a plural indefinite pronoun because there is no specific mentioning of any names.

17. Both of the players are sick.

Here ‘both’ is the plural pronoun. It is a plural indefinite pronoun.  Because  we do not know specifically who the players are.

18. The company hired hundred new employees .Several of them are new in this field.

‘Several ’is the plural pronoun here. It is a plural indefinite pronoun.

19 Many were invited for the grand finale.

Here we used the plural pronoun ‘many’. It is a plural indefinite pronoun. Since we do not know specifically who all are invited  , we used the  plural indefinite  pronoun ‘many’.

20. Many were given the training, but only a few could pass the test.

Here we have two plural pronouns. ’Many’ and ‘few’ .Both are plural indefinite pronouns.

21. Others waited outside the room .

‘Others’ is the plural pronoun here. It is  a plural indefinite pronoun. Because there is no specific details about who the others are.

22.  Several have agreed to the arrangement.

Here we use the plural pronoun ‘several’. It is a plural indefinite pronoun.

23. Criminal cases are on the rise in the city, but only fewer are getting registered.

‘Fewer’ is the plural pronoun here.

24. Both are excellent players.

Here we are not sure about who the players are, but we know that there is more than one player .So we used the plural indefinite pronoun ‘both’.

25. Fewer are getting vaccinated.

We use plural pronoun ‘fewer’ here .It is a plural indefinite pronoun, because we do not know specifically the persons who are getting vaccinated .So we used plural indefinite  pronoun.

26. The earthquake was devastating .Many were succumbed to injuries.

Here we use the plural pronoun ‘many’. This is a plural indefinite pronoun since we do not know the specific names or numbers of the people who succumbed to injuries.

27. All are welcome to the party.

Here ‘all’ is used as plural indefinite pronoun. It can be used either as singular or as plural depending on the sentence it is in.

28. Most of the students are Indians.

‘Most’ is the plural indefinite pronoun used here. It can also be used as singular indefinite pronoun depending on the context.

29. All of the letters were in English.

Here ‘all’ is referring to a group of things. So ‘all’ is used as a plural indefinite pronoun with a plural verb ‘were’. If the reference is to a single entity , it becomes singular.

30.Tony has to discuss it with others.

‘Others’ is the plural pronoun used here. It is a plural indefinite pronoun.

31. The examiner was asking to introduce ourselves.

Ourselves’ is the plural pronoun used here.

32. Among all the paintings , ours is the best.

The plural pronoun used here is ‘ours’.

Plural indefinite pronoun sentences

Plural pronoun has a subtype called plural indefinite  pronoun. We use indefinite  pronoun when we are not referring to any specific person, thing, or amount. This vagueness gives it the name indefinite. When the indefinite pronoun is used to show plurality,we call it plural indefinite pronoun. Several, many,  few, both and others are some commonly used plural indefinite pronouns.

Plural pronoun use

Plural pronoun is thus used to avoid too much repetition.

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