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Personal Pronouns A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns. The most frequently used pronouns are called personal pronouns. They refer to people or things.
Subject Pronouns A subject pronoun is used as the subject of a sentence or it is used as a predicate nominative that follows a linking verb. She is my best friend. It is my dog. My coach is she.
I You He, she it We You they Singular Plural Subject Pronouns: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
Object Pronouns An object pronoun is used as the direct/indirect object or the object of a preposition. Give the book to me. The teacher gave her a reprimand. I will tell you a story. Susan read it to them.
Object Pronouns: me, you, him, her, it, us, them me us you him, her, it them Singular Plural
Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possessive pronoun may take the place of a possessive noun. Continue
Possessive Pronouns My-Mine Your-yours Her-hers His Its Our-ours Their- theirs His story is famous. This story is his. This book is mine. Continue
SingularPlural my, mineour, ours your, yours her, herstheir, theirs his its
Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns have two forms. One form is used before a noun. The other form is used alone. ours yours theirs mine yours his, hers, its Used alone our your their my your his, her, its Used before nouns PluralSingular Continue
Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns are not written with apostrophes. The pronoun its, for example, shows possession. The word it’s, on the other hand, is a contraction of it is. Read the following sentences. Notice the meaning of the words in red type. Its central character is Odysseus. (possessive pronoun) It’s about the adventures of Odysseus. (contraction of It is)