Personal Pronouns Chart, Examples & 5 Types

Personal Pronouns [Chart, Examples & 5 Types]

Definition

A personal pronoun is used instead of a person’s name. For example I, we, you, he, she, it

Personal pronoun stands for three persons:

  1. First person
  2. Second person
  3. Third person

1. First person

I and we denote the person or persons speaking, are said to be personal pronouns of the First Person.

2. Second person

The pronoun you, which denotes the person or persons spoken to, is said to be a personal pronoun of the second person. You is used both in the singular and plural.

3. Third person

The pronouns he, she, it and they, which denote the person/persons/things spoken of, are said to be personal pronouns of the Third Person.

Personal Pronouns Chart

Following chart shows five different cases of personal pronouns.

PersonSubjectiveObjectivePossessive
Adjective
Possessive
Pronoun
Reflexive
1st Person
Singular
IMeMyMineMyself
3rd Person
Singular
HeHimHisHisHimself
3rd Person
Singular
SheHerHerHersHerself
3rd Person
Singular
ItItItsItsItself
2nd Person
Singular & Plural
YouYouYourYoursYourselves
1st Person
Plural
WeUsOurOursOurselves
3rd Person
Plural
TheyThemTheirTheirsThemselves
Personal Pronouns Chart

Types of Pronouns

There are three kinds of personal pronoun.

  1. Subjective Personal Pronoun
  2. Objective Personal Pronoun 
  3. Possessive Adjective
  4. Possessive Personal Pronoun
  5. Reflexive Personal Pronoun

1 – Subjective Personal Pronoun

In subjective case, the pronouns functions as a subject or subject complement. Subjective pronoun comes before the verb.

I, we, you, he, she, it, they used as the subject of a verb.

Examples

  • I write a letter.
  • She is a pretty girl.
  • He drinks water.
  • We go to school daily.
  • They write letters.

2 – Objective Personal Pronoun

If the pronouns functions other than subject or subject complement, it is called objective pronoun. The object may be direct or indirect.

me, us, you, him, her, them used as the object of a verb.

Examples

  • I gave him a book.
  • I want to go with you.
  • We met them on Sunday.
  • They beat us.
  • Jack saw him and her.

3 – Possessive Adjective

The possessive case shows the belonging or possessions.

my, his, her, its, your, our, their

Examples

  • They are our teachers.
  • His pen is this.
  • These are your books.

4 – Possessive Personal Pronoun

These are used in place of personal pronoun.

mine, his, hers, its, yours, ours, theirs

Examples

  • My car is new.
  • That is his house.
  • This chair is mine.

5 – Reflexive Personal Pronoun

The reflexive pronoun is used before noun, pronoun, adverb or adjective of same clause.

myself, himself, herself, itself, yourselves, ourselves, themselves

  • I cook dinner myself.
  • The old man was a strong man himself.
  • She herself invited the trouble.
  • We cannot cease protecting ourselves.

List

  • I (male/female)
  • Me (male/female)
  • He (male)
  • Him (male)
  • She (female)
  • Her (female)
  • We (male/female)
  • Our (male/female)
  • Us (male/female)
  • You (male/female)
  • Your (male/female)
  • They (male/female)
  • Them (male/female)
  • It (Neuter)
Personal Pronouns Chart and Examples
Personal Pronouns Chart and Examples

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