What is a personal pronoun, its types with examples? Personal Pronouns are used to overcome the problem of repetitive words in any sentence. With the help of Personal Pronouns your sentence gets a flow and sentence become easy to read and write. So not wasting much of your time let’s starts this article that what is a personal pronoun, its types with examples.

What is a Personal Pronoun?

As its name sounds that Personal Pronouns are related to grammatical persons. The term used “Personal” doesn’t mean that these pronouns are related to persons or people only. Personal word indicates the grammatical sense which means that it is not limited to persons and can also be used for place, animals, objects or things. In short, a Personal Pronoun concerns to specific Person or thing. I, he, me, we, they, it etc are the few examples of Personal Pronoun. Moreover we have two basic types of Personal Pronoun.

Types of Personal Pronouns with examplesWhat is a personal pronoun, its types with examples

Subject Personal Pronoun

Object Personal Pronoun

Subject Personal Pronoun: Subject Pronouns like (I, he, we, she, you, it and they) are used in place of the subject in the sentence. Let’s take an example to clarify subject pronoun.

John is not coming to school today. He has to go to the hospital.

‘John’ is the subject and ‘He’ is the subject pronoun.

Object Personal Pronoun: Object Pronouns like (Me, You, her, him, us, it, and them) are used in place of the object in the sentence. Let’s take an example to clarify object pronoun.

Jenny is a sweat girl. You should meet her.

‘Jenny’ is the subject pronoun and ‘Her’ is the object pronoun.

Personal Pronouns can be used according to number, gender and cases which are discussed below.

(a) Personal Pronouns are used for three persons.

          First person –The one(s) speaking (I, my, me, mine, we, us, our, ours)

          Second person– The one(s) spoken to (you, your, yours)

          Third person– The one(s) spoken about (he, she, it, him, her, his, hers, its, they, them, their)

          Example

               I want to be a doctor. (First person)

               Do you have a pen? (Second person)

              She is going. (Third person)

(b) Three Gender

                Feminine-(she, her, hers)

                Masculine-(he, him, his)

                Neuter-(it, its, they, them, their, theirs)

                Example

               She wants to go her uncle’s house.

               John wants to get his watch.

              The tree has lost all of its leaves in autumn season.

(c) Two Numbers

             Singular– I, my, me, mine, he, his, him, she, her, hers, you, yours, it, its

             Plural-we, us, our, ours, you, your, yours, they, them, their, theirs.

            Example

            I will give you a book.(Singular Pronoun)

            We and you have taken our shares.(Plural pronoun)

Note: In English grammar, we never make any distinction between singular or plural form of “YOU”

(d)Three Cases

          Subjective Pronouns– (I, you, he, she, it, we, they)

          Possessive Pronouns – (My, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, our, ours, their, theirs)

          Objective Pronouns – (Me, you, him, her, it, us, them)

Here is the summarized table of all personal pronouns. With the help of this table you can get a quick review of personal pronouns.

 

    Person

 

   Number

 

   Gender

 Cases

   Subject    Objective Possessive

First

 

Singular Common

I

me

my,mine

Plural Common

We

us

our,ours

Second

 

Singular Common

You

you

your,yours

Plural Common

You

you

 your,yours

Third

Singular Masculine

He

him

 

Singular Feminine

She

her

his

Singular Neuter

It

it

her,hers

Plural Common

They

them

its

their,theirs

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