What are Personal Pronouns? Grammar Review
First! What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or noun phrase! Personal pronouns refer to people! “I, me, you, he, him, she, her, it, we, us, they, them, who!” Why do we need pronouns? Pronouns are used for a few different reasons. Native English speakers often refer to a subject twice or more! In other words, making a statement is often followed by another statement either to further explain or to reinforce a statement! We use personal pronouns to refer to “Gender, eg: male, female, it” and “Numbers, person or people, eg: first, second or third person.” There are two types of personal pronouns: “Subjective” and “Objective.” This grammar review is a brief explanation of personal pronouns. Below are examples! Ask your teacher to further explain personal pronouns.
Personal Pronoun Examples
I would like some water please!
Sally said, you really must visit the new museum!
He congratulated me on my recent promotion!
Sally said she was going to the cinema later!
Where is the key? I can’t find it anywhere!
We could go to the beach this weekend!
They are coming for dinner tonight, aren’t they?
I can’t visit you on Saturday! I have to work!
You could visit me on Sunday, couldn’t you?
Have you seen Bob? He is usually at work by now!
Could you call Irene for me? She should be home by now!
The computer isn’t working now. It must be broken!
You and I could make the movie if we left now!
They will call anytime! What should I tell them?
Subject/object pronouns are “You, it, one.”
Subject pronouns are “I, you, he, she, it, we, they, one.”
Object pronouns are “Me, you, him, her, it, us, them, one.”