Learn English Grammar: Lesson 3 – Pronouns
A pronoun is a word that can replace or substitute for a noun.
- nouns: Karla drinks black coffee every morning.
- pronouns: She drinks it every morning. (She = Karla; it = black coffee)
- nouns: My uncle buys magazines every week.
- pronouns: He buys them every week. (He = My uncle; them = magazines)
Kinds of Pronouns
Two kinds of pronouns are important: subject and object. Subject pronouns usually come before the verb.
Subject: I, you, he, she, it, we, they
- Ex: Yesterday I called him.
- Ex: Today he called me.
Object pronouns come after the verb.
Object: me, you, him, her, it, us, them
- Ex: Yesterday he called me.
- Ex: Today I called him.
Object pronouns also come after prepositions.
- Ex: Joy gave the books to him yesterday.
- Ex: Is this gift for me?
- Ex: Do they have their books with them now?