Definite Pronoun: replaces a noun that’s identity has been clearly given.
Function: eliminates repetition or unnecessary naming of a known or identified noun(s).
There are two types of definite pronouns:
1) personal: I, you, she, he, it, we, they, you, me, her, him, us, them
Example: Would you like to study together after class?
2) demonstrative: this, that, these, those
Example: There 10 cherry trees outside the school gate. Those are my favorite trees at our school.
Sentence Position: see noun.
Common Learner Difficulties:
1) as pronouns, the identity of the noun the definite pronoun was meant to replace may not be clear when it should be.
2) using the incorrect form of personal pronouns for their position in a sentence.
Also See: demonstrative, noun, pronoun, personal pronoun.