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|
[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 possesive 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.
- Can Connor bring his puppy to school.
- The possesive form of the pronoun (HIS) is used to denote ownership.