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?

Learn English Grammar: Lesson 4 – Prepositions