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What are Personal Pronouns?
We speak our own names rarely; usually we say I or we more often than any other words. We say you or they, he, she or it just as often. We often use more personal pronouns than nouns in both writing and speaking.
English grammar has only twenty-eight different forms, and we only use twenty-three of these.
Table: FIRST PERSONAL PRONOUN
Table: SECOND PERSONAL PRONOUN
Table: THIRD PERSONAL PRONOUNSingular
Table: THIRD PERSONAL PRONOUNPlural
TIP 1 Most of the personal pronouns have two forms for the possessive case. The first of these forms for example, my is used when the pronoun precedes its noun as an adjective modifier. This is my book. The second form for example, mine is used as a predicate pronoun following the verb. This book is mine, or after a preposition: This book is one of mine.
TIP 2 He and it do not have these two possessive forms. One form serves both purposes.
TIP 3 Only the pronouns representing the third person have forms for gender, and these are only in the singular number.
TIP 4 Nouns have only two forms to indicate sex, the masculine and feminine. The third personal pronoun in the singular number has another gender form, the neuter. This word refers to nouns which have no sex. The word it is the only neuter gender word in the English language