Personal Pronouns

Grammar Title

In English, each sentence must have a subject. One form to refer to the subject is the use of personal pronouns – sometimes called subject pronouns. Since we cannot have a sentence without a subject, and English is not a gender specifying language, we have pronouns that refer to people and things (in the plural) and one which is used for everything that is not a person.

SINGULAR

I – first person 

you – second person

he – third person masculine

she – third person feminine

it – third person general

PLURAL

we – first person

you – second person

they – third person 

Note that whenever we refer to the first person singular, “I”, we always have to write it out capitol. It is incorrect to write out the word “i”. Also, even though we have a specific pronoun in the singular to refer to everything that is not a person, in the plural there is no distinction. People and things are all “they”.

Let´s Practice!

Read the sentences below and choose the best option for each.

1) __________ does not work like it says in the instructions.

          a) You

          b) They

          c) It


2) __________ enjoy the sun.

          a) They

          b) He 

          c) It


3) Does __________ want to read novels or poetry?

          a) I

          b) we

          c) she


4) __________ always go to the movies on the weekend.

          a) He

          b) We

          c) It


5) Do __________ play games on your phone?

          a) you

          b) she

          c) I


6) __________ rings every night at 11pm and wakes up the baby.

          a) It

          b) They

          c) You


7) __________ visits Sarah and Maggie in the afternoons.

          a) I

          b) We

          c) She


8) __________ invite many people to the soccer games.

          a) She

          b) You

          c) He


9) Is __________ in town to see the concert?

          a) they

          b) he

          c) you


10) __________  prefer to shop in small stores in town.

          a) She

          b) It

          c) I

Read the sentences below and choose the best option for each.


1) __________ does not work like it says in the instructions.

          c) It


2) __________ enjoy the sun.

          a) They


3) Does __________ want to read novels or poetry?

          c) she


4) __________ always go to the movies on the weekend.

          b) We


5) Do __________ play games on your phone?

          a) you


6) __________ rings every night at 11pm and wakes up the baby.

          a) It


7) __________ visits Sarah and Maggie in the afternoons.

          c) She


8) __________ invite many people to the soccer games.

          b) You


9) Is __________ in town to see the concert?

          b) he


10) __________  prefer to shop in small stores in town.

          c) I