Subject Pronouns

The person or thing that performs an action is the subject of the sentence. Subject Pronouns are used to refer to whom, the first person (I), second person (you/we/they), or the third person (he/her/it), performs the action. If you would like to learn more about Subject Pronouns, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to look around, learn, and practice.

subject pronouns

We use subject pronouns to replace the subject (person or thing) of a verb.
We do not normally say:

Ann is pretty, Ann is tall.

Saying the word Ann twice is repetitive and doesn’t sound natural. The Subject (Ann) is replaced with a subject pronoun (she) in order to avoid repetition
So we would say:

Ann is pretty, she is tall.

We replace the second instance of Ann with a subject pronoun.

* Note: It is usually used to refer to object, things, animals or ideas (we do use it for people)

The dog is small. It is funny looking. (it = the dog)

Our flat is new it is quite modern.
(it = our flat)

* Note: We sometimes use it when we don’t know the gender of a baby (if it’s a boy or a girl)

Their baby is really cute, it was born yesterday. (it = their baby)

* Note: We use it when talking about the temperature, weather, and time.

It’s midnight! You should go to bed.

It’s supposed to be 30 degrees today.

I heard it is going to rain today.

We use the following subject pronouns in English:

Singular
Subject Pronoun Who Masculine or Feminine
I first person masculine or feminine
you second person masculine or feminine
he third person masculine only
she third person feminine only
it third person object / animal / thing
Plural
Subject Pronoun Who Masculine or Feminine
we first person masculine or feminine
you second person masculine or feminine
they third person masculine or feminine

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