Personal Pronouns with Examples
Personal pronouns are used to replace a specific person’s name. A personal pronoun in the subjective case indicates that it is acting as the subject of the verb. They are referred to as subjective pronouns when they act as the subject of a sentence, that is, when they perform the action of the verb.
The personal pronouns in the English language are “I,” “you,” “she,” “he,” “it,” “we,” “you,” “they,” and “who.” These pronouns, also called subjective or subject personal pronoun, are used as substitute for proper and common nouns.
- Erin is a teacher.
- She is a teacher.
- Tim and Tina are on the same volleyball team.
- They are on the same volleyball team.
- Mr. Smith just bought a new car.
- He just bought a new car.
- You and I can share a pizza if it’s big enough.
- We can share a pizza if it’s big enough.
- The book is on the desk.
- It is on the desk.
- The grocery stores are not open on the holiday.
- They are not open on the holiday.
↳ She replaces the proper noun Erin.
↳ They replaces the proper nouns Tim and Tina.
↳ He replaces the proper nouns TiMr. Smithm
↳ We replaces the proper nouns you and I.
↳ It replaces the proper nouns Book
↳ They replaces the common noun grocery stores.
The main thing to remember is that these pronouns act as the subject of a sentence. In other words, they perform the action of the verb in the sentence. Consider the following examples:
- He ate the entire pizza.
- ↳ He is the subject of the verb ate.
- We ran over four miles today.
- ↳ We is the subject of the verb ran.
- He spends his time at the skate park.
- ↳ He is the subject of the verb spends.
- After dinner, we went to the movies.
- ↳ We is the subject of the verb went.
- They decided to travel to Greece for vacation this summer.
- ↳ They is the subject of the verb decided.
- It was a busy day yesterday at work.
- ↳ It is the subject of the verb was.
- She spent her entire paycheck on bills.
- ↳ She is the subject of the verb spent.