15 January 2014

Subject (Personal) Pronouns

What are subject pronouns?
A subject pronoun, also called subjective or subject personal pronoun, is used as substitute for proper and common nouns.
John is a doctor - He is a doctor

The laptop is on the desk - It is on the desk

The subject of a sentence is a person or thing that performs the action of the verb.
Subject pronouns are used to replace the subject (person or thing) of a verb.
______ did the job.

I, you, he, she, it, we, and they all fit into the blank and are, therefore, subject pronouns.

A subject pronoun indicates:
  • number: singular or plural,
  • gender: male or female,
  • person: first, second or third person.
What are the subject pronouns in English?
These are the subject pronouns we use in English

Singular or Plural - Who?
Masculine or Feminine
Singular - first person
masculine or feminine
Singular - second person
masculine or feminine
Singular - third person
only masculine
Singular - third person
only feminine
Singular - third person
object / thing / animal
Plural - first person
masculine or feminine
Plural - second person
masculine or feminine
Plural - third person
masculine or feminine

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