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A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a common noun or a proper noun. There are different kinds of pronouns.
The words I, you, he, she, it, we and they are called personal pronouns. They take the place of nouns and are used as the subject of the verb in a sentence.
My name is David. I am the youngest in the family.
This is my father. He is a teacher.
This is my mother. She is a lawyer.
I have a brother and two sisters.
They are Peter, Sharon and Jenny.
I have a dog. It is called Lucky.
Lucky, you are a good dog.
Good morning, children! You may sit down now.
My family and I live in a big city. We have an apartment.
The subject of a sentence is the person, animal, place or thing that does the action shown by the verb.
The object of a sentence is the person, animal, place or thing that receives the action shown by the verb.
The words me, you, him, her, it, us and them are also personal pronouns. They also take the place of nouns. These pronouns are used as the object of the verb in a sentence.
I am standing on my head. Look at me.
My mother is kind. Everybody likes her.
Lisa, I told you to tidy your bed!
Sharon and Jenny! Dad is waiting for you!
Lucky and I are playing in the park. Dad is watching us.
You must not play with the knife. Give it to me.
Pick up your toys and put them away.
Baby birds cannot fly. Mother bird has to feed them.
Tom likes riding my bicycle. I sometimes lend it to him.
There are three groups of pronouns : first person, second person and third person.
The person speaking is called the first person. The first-person pronouns are I or me (in the singular) and we or us (in the plural).
The person spoken to is called the second person. The second-person pronoun is you (in both singular and plural).
The person (or animal, or thing) spoken about is called the third person. The third-person pronouns are he or him, she or her and it (in the singular) and they or them (in the plural).
The word I is always spelled with a capital letter. The pronoun he is used for men and boys, she for women and girls and it for things and animals.