personal pronouns

 
Topic
Pronouns - personal pronouns (I, me, you etc)

Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

We have both subject and object pronouns:

 

Subject Object
I me
you you
he him
she her
it it
we us
you you
they them

 

We use he/him to refer to men, and she/her to refer to women. When we are not sure if we are talking about a man or a woman we use they/them.

This is Jack. He’s my brother. I don’t think you have met him.
This is Angela. She’s my sister. Have you met her before?
Talk to a friend. Ask them to help you.
You could go to a doctor. They might help you.

Subject pronouns

We use subject pronouns as subject of the verb:

I like your dress.
You are late.
He is my friend
It is raining
She is on holiday
We live in England.
They come from London.

 

Warning

Remember: English clauses always have a subject:

His father has just retired. Was a teacher. > He was a teacher.
I’m waiting for my wife. Is late.  > She is late.

If there is no other subject we use it or there. We call this a dummy subject.

 

 Object pronouns

 We use object pronouns:

• as the object of the verb:

Can you help me please?
I can see you.
She doesn’t like him.
I saw her in town today.
We saw them in town yesterday, but they didn’t see us.

• after prepositions:

She is waiting for me.
I’ll get it for you.
Give it to him.
Why are you looking at her?
Don’t take it from us.
I’ll speak to them

Exercise

Comments

hai guru

is it my english is enough good ?? or still bad ??
i'm Satria from Indonesia. it's really nice to join study english here nice to meet you all

I need to learn conjunction how I get the lesson ?

Hi mjd_93,

There is a list of common conjunctions on our sentence structure page - you'll also see some examples of them in use there. After you've worked through that, if you'd like to work on more, then please let us know.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello,teacher.Could you please explain when and how to use WHO and WHOM in questions because I am quite confused.

Hi DKME,

whom isn't used much in everyday speech any more, though you can find it in formal writing and or speaking. Most of the time you can just use who and it will be correct.

whom is the object form of who, and is used in formal contexts when the person it refers to is the object or a verb or preposition. For example, "To whom do you wish to speak?"

By the way, both forms are also used as relative pronouns, which you can read about on our relative pronouns page.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ^_^
I am new here , how can i start practice from beginning ??

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Would you tell me please that where can I from learn about verbs and their respected prepositions

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