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PRONOUN
Types of Pronouns Uses of Pronouns - It, One, Oneself, One's
Personal Possessive Reflexive Demonstrative Indefinite
Distributive Reciprocal Relative Interrogative WH-Question Words
USES OF PRONOUNS - IT / ONE / ONESELF / ONE’S
  USES OF PRONOUN - IT

"It" is a third person singular pronoun and is used for lifeless things (inanimate objects), animals and for a baby or a small child (girl or boy) when their sex is unknown or unimportant.

IT has no possessive pronoun form e.g. This is its hole but not his hole is its.

The possessive form of IT is ITS and is not to be confused with it’s which is a contraction of it is e.g. It is my bag – It’s my bag.

As a rule pronouns do not form POSSESSIVES by adding ‘S’ eg. This bag is yours and not This bag is your’s. This purse is hers and not This purse is her’s.

It is also used for
 
It is 10 o’clock/ 10:30. To tell / talk about time.
It is Summer / Winter / Monsoon. To tell / talk about seasons.
It is a sunny day. To tell / talk about weather.
It is 120 Kms away from here. To tell / talk about distance.
It is Sunday. It is the 1st Sept,07. To tell / talk about Day & Date.
It is good that he returned the book. To introduce a clause (As a temporary subject.)
It is difficult to make him happy. To use infinite phrase (As a temporary subject.)
It is no use crying over split milk. It is no use trying on now (As a temporary subject.)
It is you who spoiled my day. It is used to emphasis (As a temporary subject.)
It is easy to find fault with others. It is used as temporary subject before the verb to be when the real subject follows:
It is sure that you are incorrect.
  USES OF PRONOUN - ONE
One must treat other as one expects to be treated.
 
Examples
One is used for God/Ghost - Holy One, Satan – Evil One
One is used for the person - He is not the one, who faces difficulties.
One is used as indefinite pronoun - One must respect elders.
  USES OF PRONOUN - ONESELF
Oneself (Like other reflexive pronouns) is used to emphasis.
 
Examples
One must help oneself before asking others.  
One must suffer and learn oneself.  
  USES OF PRONOUN - ONE'S
One’s is a Possessive Adjective.
 
Examples
It is good to hear one’s hard work being appreciated.  
It is one’s duty to serve parents/elders.  
It is foolish to put all eggs in one’s basket.  
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Types of Pronouns Uses of Pronouns - It, One, Oneself, One's
Personal Possessive Reflexive Demonstrative Indefinite
Distributive Reciprocal Relative Interrogative WH-Question Words