Personal Pronouns

What is a personal pronoun?

  • The personal pronoun takes the place of a specific person, group, or thing.
  • The personal pronouns in English grammar take various forms according to number, person, case and gender.

Types and Forms of Personal Pronouns:

1. Person

  • First person: The person who is talking (I, we)
  • Second person: the person or persons being addressed (you)
  • Third person: The person being talked about (he, she, it, they)

2. Number

  • Singular: I, me, my, mine, you, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its
  • Plural: we, us, our, ours, you, yours, they, them, their, theirs

3. Gender

  • Male (he), Female (she) or Neuter (it)

4. Case

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

Table of basic personal pronouns

  I We You He She It They
Person First First Second Third Third Third Third
Gender Male/Female Male/Female Male/Female Male Female male/female/neuter male/female/neuter
Number Singular Plural Singular and Plural singular singular singular Plural
subject I we You He She It They
Object Me Us You Him Her It Them
possessive adjective My Ours Yours His Her Its Their
Possessive pronoun mine ours yours his hers its Their
Reflexive Pronoun myself ourselves yourself /yourselves himself herself itself themselves

Example Of Personal Pronoun

I like tea.
He loves you.
She is clever.
It doesn’t work.
We went home.

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