Personal Pronouns for intermediate learners

A personal pronoun is a word that substitutes a name to avoid repetition. Personal pronouns show us the grammatical person and gender of the name they refer to.

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"Personal Pronouns" in the English Grammar

What Are Personal Pronouns?

Every pronoun that has these items is considered a personal pronoun:

  1. person (first, second, third)
  2. number (singular, plural)
  3. gender (feminine, masculine, neutral)

Person

We have three grammatical persons:

using "they" as a personal pronoun

  1. first-person → I, me, we
  2. second-person → you, yourselves
  3. third-person → he, her, himself, they, them

Number

In English, pronouns are typically divided into two groups:

  1. singular (one person) → I, me, myself
  2. plural (more than one person) → we, us, them, ourselves

Gender

English personal pronouns have three categories based on gender:

  1. Masculine (men/boys) → he, him/her/it, himself
  2. Feminine (women/girls) → she, her, herself
  3. Neutral (things/animals) → we, it, they

English Personal Pronouns

The basic personal pronouns of modern English are:

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