Pronouns: English Grammar Lesson



A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or noun phrase that has already been mentioned in a text or conversation.

There are several types of pronouns. Among them are personal, possessive, demonstrative, indefinite, reflexive and relative pronouns.

Personal pronouns stand in for nouns and noun phrases, and usually refer back in a text or conversation to them.


  • Jane is going to watch the parade tomorrow.

She plans to leave at 4 pm.

  • We are collecting old photographs for our project.

They should still be in good condition.

PERSON           SINGULAR                                        PLURAL

Subject              Object                    Subject      Object

First                        I                   me                            we           us

(person speaking)

Second                 you               you                            you         you

(person spoken to)

Third                     he, she, it      him, her, it                they        them

(person spoken of)

He refers to a male.

She refers to a female.

It refers to a thing or animal.

Positions of Pronouns in Sentences

  1. A pronoun can be the subject of a verb:


  • I can’t catch the mouse. It moves too quickly.
  1. A pronoun can be the object of a verb:


  • The flowers look beautiful.

Sally arranged them just now.

  1. A pronoun can be the object of a preposition:


  • I’m going to buy some snacks.

Make sure you keep a place for me.

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