What are personal pronouns?

A personal pronoun is a word used to take the place of a noun(s) for a specific person or thing.

The personal pronouns are: I, you, we, he, she, it, me, us, him, her, they, them.

Personal pronouns are determined by person, number, gender, and case.

The 'person' of personal pronouns are:

  • the person speaking (first person), I, me, we, us.
  • the person spoken to (second person), you.
  • the person, or thing spoken about (third person) he, she, it, they, him, her, them.

The 'number' of personal pronouns are:

  • singular I, me, he, she, him, her, it.
  • plural we, us, they, them.
  • functions as both singular or plural you.

The 'gender' of personal pronouns are:

  • words for a male he, him.
  • words for a female she, her.
  • words for something that has no gender (neuter) it.
  • word for a male or female you.
  • words for male, female, or neuter they, them.

The 'case' of personal pronouns are:

  • subjective I, we, he, she, they.
  • objective me, us, him, her, them.
  • functions as both subjective or objective you, it.