November 25, 2014

Pronouns: Personal

Personal pronouns stand in for people, places, things and ideas.

(1st person) I, Me, My, Mine,We, Us, Our, Ours
(2nd Person) You, Your, Yours
(3rd Person) He, Him, His, She, Her, Hers, They, Them, Their, Theirs, It, Its, Who, Whom, Whose
What pronoun is used depends on the case
(Subjective/Nominative) I, You, She, He, They, We, It, Who
(Objective) Me, You, Him, Her, Them, Us, It, Whom
(Possessive) Mine, Yours, His, Hers, Theirs, Ours, Its, Whose

 

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[In the following examples, the personal pronoun is bold.]

  • The boy hopes that someone will give him a cookie from the table.

The objective form of the pronoun is used because the pronoun HIM is an indirect object.

  • Does Jim think that he will be able to attend the lecture.

The subjective form of the pronoun is used because HE is the subject for the verb WILL BE ABLE.

  • Will Alexis donate her dresses to the celebrity auction?

The possessive form of the pronoun (HER) is used to denote ownership.

  • Did Arnold offer them a ride to the game.

The objective form of the pronoun is used because THEM is an indirect object.

  • Who will be attending the reception?

The subjective form of the pronoun is used because WHO is the subject for the verb WILL BE ATTENDING.

  • May Connor bring his puppy to school?

The possessive form of the pronoun (HIS) is used to denote ownership.

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