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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

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Comments

My aunt's coming to stay next week. I hope ..... brings me a present.
Hello!
Why used she? My aunt's is a plural word.

Hello AyseNur16,

In 'My aunt's', the 's is a contracted form of the verb 'is'. In other words, it means 'My aunt is'. 'is' is the correct verb to use with 'My aunt', which is singular.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I think there are some mistakes in exercises.Firstly,the question is "Have you talked to a lawyer? " and the right anwser was "they can tell you your rights."Actually,the word "lawyer" in this sentence is in single form,is not it?But why is the right pronoun "they"?I think that the right answer should be "He can tell you your rights",because there is word in single form and lawyer is a man.Secondly,again the same mistake in the question "I wanted to talk to someone in charge" and the right answer is "tell them
how I felt."I already notice that "talk to someone " means talk to person,but why the answer was tell them?In my opinion,it should be "tell him".I hope that you will answer to my questions.

Hello urzhanrisbek99,

The answers are correct and why they are correct is explained above on the page, where it says:

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.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, sir.
May I know which pronoun I should use refer to food in the following sentence.

If strangers gave you food, you must not accept it/them.

Thank you.

Hello Omyhong,

'it' is the correct pronoun. Here, 'food' is an uncount noun, which is grammatically singular.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm Sally and this is Ron, my husband. __live near Newcastle. what should bre come here and why

'We' should come there because Sally might be living with her husband.

I'm Sally and this is Ron, my husband. We live near Newcastle.

yeah i know because of it not accepted we but capital 'We' it accepted due to which i think may be i am wrong

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