Personal Pronouns subject & object

Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Personal Pronouns subject & object”, in order for you to be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is a personal subject pronoun?
  • What is an example of an object pronoun?
  • What is the difference between subject and object in a sentence?
  • What are all the different personal pronouns?

 

Grammar Quiz:

 

Keywords listed in English:

  • personal pronouns
  • subject pronouns
  • object pronouns

 

Video Transcript:

Hello and welcome to this video dedicated to personal pronouns!

Now personal pronouns come in two forms: subject or object.

So:

  • the singular subject personal pronouns are: I, you, he, she, it, and
  • the plural personal pronouns when they’re subject are: we, you, they.

Now when they are object some of them change, some of them remain the same. So the ones that remain the same are these three: you, it, you. So “you” singular and “you” plural.

The others change: “I” becomes “me”, “he” becomes “him”, “she” becomes “her”, “we” becomes “us”, “they” becomes “them”.

So when do we use these personal pronouns? We generally use them to replace a noun or another pronoun. We replace them for more variety so that it flows.

They are generally an indication of gender. In this case (she, her) feminine; in this case (he, him) masculine.

They can also be an indication of number: singular (it) or plural (we). They can be an indication of case: subject (I) or object (me).

And finally they just tell us whom we are talking about or who is speaking.

So a few hints for you here for in the classroom. Do not forget to use a pronoun. If you don’t have a proper noun or another pronoun you need something so that it doesn’t compromise meaning. You can’t say “is raining”. You need your pronoun (it): “it is raining”. So do not leave the personal pronoun out. Do not exclude it.

Also why do we use these pronouns? It’s to avoid repetition. But if you already have a proper noun or common noun, you do not need a pronoun. For example. “My PC has broken down”. You don’t need to say “my PC it has broken down”.

We use this particular pronoun (it) to replace indefinite pronouns. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please watch the video on tag questions or question tags. And the indefinite pronouns also has a video.
So those two combined lead to this example.
“Everything is okay, isn’t it?” So “everything” is an indefinite pronoun. “It” is the pronoun that will replace “everything” in the tag question.

And finally we use “it” to replace a whole sentence which describes a fact, an event or situation.
For example: “We had our bags stolen. It was terrible. It ruined our holiday.” So “it” refers to the fact that we had our bags stolen.


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