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Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns



Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns



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    • Personal Pronouns
    • Personal PronounsWhen something or someone has already beenmentioned, you refer to them again by using apronoun.John took the book and opened it.He rang Mary and Invited her to dinner.
    • Personal PronounsIn English, ‘he’ and ‘she’ normally refer to peopleor things, occasionally to animals, but rarely tothings.
    • Personal PronounsYou use a pronoun to refer directly to people orthings that are present or are involved in thesituation you are in.Where shall we meet, Sally?I do the washing; he does the cooking; we sharethe washing-up.Send us an email so we’ll know where you are.
    • Personal PronounsThere are two sets of personal pronouns, subjectpronouns and object pronouns. You use subjectpronouns as the subject of a verb.I, you, he, she, it, we, they
    • Personal PronounsNote: ‘You’ is used for the singular and the pluralform.We are going there later.I don’t know what to do.
    • Personal PronounsYou use object pronouns as the direct or indirectobject of a verb.me, you, him, her, it, us, themNote: ‘You’ is used for the singular and pluralform.
    • Personal PronounsThe nurse washed me with cold water.The ball hit her in the face.John showed him the book.Can you give me some more cake?
    • Personal PronounsNote: In modern English, you use objectpronouns father than subject pronouns after theverb ‘be’.Who is it? - It’s me.There was only John, Steve, and me in theroom.
    • Personal PronounsYou also use object pronouns as the object of apreposition.We were all sitting in the café with him.Did you give it to them?
    • Personal PronounsYou also use object pronouns as the object of apreposition.We were all sitting in the café with him.Did you give it to them?
    • Personal PronounsYou can use ‘you’ and ‘they’ to talk about peoplein general.You have to drive on left side of the road inGreat Britain.They say she’s very clever.
    • Personal PronounsYou can use ‘it’ as an impersonal subject ingeneral statements which refer to the time, thedate, or the weather.‘What time is it?’ - ‘It’s half past three.’It is January 19th.It is rainy and cold.
    • Personal PronounsYou can also use ‘it’ as the subject or object ingeneral statements about a situation.It is too far to walk.I like it here. Can we stay a bit longer?
    • Personal PronounsA singular pronoun usually refers back to asingular noun group, and a plural pronoun to aplural noun group. However, you can use pluralpronouns to refer back to:
    • Personal Pronouns• indefinite pronouns, even though they are always followed a singular verb If anybody comes, tell them I’m not in.
    • Personal Pronouns• collective nouns, even when you have used a singular verb His family was waiting in the next room, but they had not yet been informed.
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