Sometimes we replace the subject with a pronoun to shorten our sentences.
John is tall. John is in my class. -> He is in my class. John and Mary are siblings. John and Mary are in my class. -> They are in my class.
There are seven subject pronouns.
I (1st person, the speaker) He (1 male) She (1 female) It (1 thing) We (the speaker and 1+ people) You (1+ people being spoken to) They (2+ males, females, or things)
What pronouns can replace these words?
- My parents -
- The boy -
- The boys -
- You and me -
- The dog -
- The nice lady -
- The cats -
Who or what is the pronoun in bold referring to*?
- John is a nice person. He is my best friend.
- Jack and Jill have three dogs. They are small dogs.
- The smallest dog is a chihuahua. It is friendly.
- My friend Tom is meeting me for lunch. He is Canadian.
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*referring to = talking about