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Personal pronouns explained with examples
What are Pronouns?
Pronouns are words used to replace a noun.
- A noun is a person, place or thing. Examples: John, the car, the cat, Kitty, Manchester).
- A pronoun is a word that can be used in place of a noun.
- A personal pronoun is used in place of a noun that is a person or a thing.
Personal pronouns for people. Examples: I, you, he, she, we, they me, you, him, her, us, them
Personal pronouns for things. Examples: it, they, them
When should you use a personal pronoun?
They are will stop you repeating words.
You will be able to use pronouns when talking about something or someone that you have already written or talked about.
Example: David put the jumper on because David was cold.
How to write the sentence correctly:
David put the jumper on because he was very cold.
The word he is a personal pronoun and means ‘David’ in this sentence above.
This makes the sentence shorter and more interesting because you don’t have to repeat ‘David’.
There are two types of personal pronouns:
- Subject pronouns are the ‘who’ or ‘what’ the sentence is about: I, you, he, she, it, we, they are all subject pronouns
- Object pronouns are the ‘who’ or what’ acted upon: me, you, him, her, it, us, them are all object pronouns
Example of a subject and object pronoun in a sentence:
David put the jumper on.
In this sentence ‘David’ is the subject and ‘the jumper’ is the object.
David is doing the action (putting on) and the jumper is the thing.