Pronouns - personal pronouns (I, me, you etc)

Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

We have both subject and object pronouns:


Subject Object
I me
you you
he him
she her
it it
we us
you you
they them











We use he/him to refer to men, and she/her to refer to women. When we are not sure if we are talking about a man or a woman we use they/them.

This is Jack. He’s my brother. I don’t think you have met him.
This is Angela. She’s my sister. Have you met her before?
Talk to a friend. Ask them to help you.
You could go to a doctor. They might help you.

Subject pronouns

We use subject pronouns as subject of the verb:

I like your dress.
You are late.
He is my friend
It is raining
She is on holiday
We live in England.
They come from London.



Remember: English clauses always have a subject:

His father has just retired. Was a teacher. > He was a teacher.
I’m waiting for my wife. Is late.  > She is late.

If there is no other subject we use it or there. We call this a dummy subject.


 Object pronouns

 We use object pronouns:

• as the object of the verb:

Can you help me please?
I can see you.
She doesn’t like him.
I saw her in town today.
We saw them in town yesterday, but they didn’t see us.

• after prepositions:

She is waiting for me.
I’ll get it for you.
Give it to him.
Why are you looking at her?
Don’t take it from us.
I’ll speak to them




Hello harini,

Normally, we ask you to tell us what you think the answers are and why, but I will answer your questions this time. In all three sentences, 'you' is a subject pronoun -- subject of the verbs 'would like to eat', 'get' and '(do) need'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

Thank you for the reply.

1. What would you all like to eat?
2. You get a money.
3. John, do you need any help?

In all above sentences you is a subject, so it is a subject pronoun.
Correct me If I m wrong. I have more question.

She didn’t like the way he spoke to her.
s v v s v o
In above sentence, She and he are subject pronouns. Her is a object pronoun.
Am I correct?

Thank you,

Hello Harini,

Yes, 'she' and 'he' are subject pronouns and 'her' is an object pronoun. Specifically, it is the object of the preposition 'to'. Good work!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Harini I want to learn English,Can you help me?

My total score is 10 out of 15 (67%). That's not really bad. Am I right?

Hello Mg Aung Hein,

That's a good start! If you want more practice with personal pronouns, you might want to try our Starting Out video series. There are more exercises on pronouns there.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi, i am start for this course personal pronouns but understant the rule and can you help e one person and i test my self i have only 3 of 15 and i am block for me, can you help me ?and in test general i have b1

Hello guille,

We don't provide individual tutoring, but are happy to help you with specific questions about the exercises or the content of our pages. Please make your questions as specific as possible, explaining to us what you understand or don't understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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