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1 Grammar Subject Pronouns Directions: Click on each slide to go to the next slide. Turn up your computer’s volume so you can hear. To repeat the sound on a slide, click the sound icon in the lower right corner.
2 The subject pronouns are: SingularIyouhe, she, itPluralweyouthey
3 What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a substitute for a noun. Substitute means to take the place of or be used instead of.
4 What is a subject pronoun? A subject pronoun is a substitute for any noun which is the subject of a sentence.Remember, the subject usually comes at the beginning of a sentence.The subject also usually comes before the verb.In the sentence Apples are delicious, the subject is the word apples.
5 For example The pronoun I is a first person singular pronoun. The pronoun I is a substitute for the person speaking.My name is Donna.If I want to tell someone how I feel about apples, I could say, “I like apples.”In the previous sentence, I is a pronoun which substitutes for the noun or name Donna.
6 For exampleThe pronoun you is a second person singular or plural pronoun.The pronoun you is a substitute for the person or persons being spoken to.If I want to tell you that I think you are nice, I could say, “You are nice.”If I want to tell you that I think you and your family are nice, I could also say, “You are nice.”
7 For example John is late for work. The name John is a noun and the subject of the sentence.The pronoun he can substitute for John.He is late for work.
8 For example Maria is a good student. The name Maria is a noun and the subject of the sentence.The pronoun she can substitute for Mary.She is a good student.
9 For example The dog is hiding under the table. Dog is a noun and the subject of the sentence.The pronoun it can substitute for dog.It is hiding under the table.Note: The pronoun it can be used to substitute for ideas, things and animals but never used to substitute for a person.
10 For example Joe and I attend school together. Joe and I are nouns and the subjects of the sentence.The pronoun we can substitute for Joe and I.We attend school together.
11 For example April and May are spring months. April and May are nouns and the subjects of the sentence.The pronoun they can substitute for April and May.They are spring months.
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