personal pronouns

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.



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



Why in the 12th sentence is correct "they" instead of "he", if in the question is written "a lawyer"?

Hello The LearnEnglish Team. In the exercise given above there's a sentence (№2) "My aunt's coming to stay next week. I hope she BRINGS me a present". Will you, please, explain why the verb "bring" is used in the Present Simple tense. Shouldn't we use it in the Future Simple tense if there're expressions like "I think/ I hope/ I promise/ I'm sure/ I'm afraid'". I'm looking forward to your help. Thanks a lot from Ukraine.

Hello Yuriy UA,

The present simple is often used after 'I hope' to express a future meaning. A variety of forms are possible, though, and there's a nice explanation of them on an archived page at the BBC.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear adm, I've already recognized my mistake.^^. I ignored the first instruction "CAPITAL letters where necessary"
Thank you,

I've just given answer for the 1st question is "we" ( include me and my husband) but it is wrong. Pls tell me why? thanks ad so much,

Hi. I'm interested this sentence "Where do you want these bags? Shall I put them over here?"
Why do we use "Them" instead of "it"?
Do the bag is an inanimate object, isn't it? Or I make a mistake?

Hi Sergey Schurov,

'Bags' is plural, so a plural pronoun is needed. 'It' is a singular form, and 'them' can be used for both inanimate and animate objects.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers,

Sometimes I see someone using "Me" as subject of the verb. For example "Me love you my babe" of " Me is in ..." . Please advise me if it's wrong or not!Thanks