Grammar Lesson: Personal Pronouns (page 2)
A personal pronoun refers to people, places, things, and ideas.
- A first-person personal pronoun refers to the one (or ones) speaking. The singular first-person pronouns are I, me, my, and mine. The plural first-person personal pronouns are we, our, ours, and us.
- We told our story.
- I offered my opinion to the reporters.
- Ours is the less expensive model.
- The new family moved next door to us.
- A second-person personal pronoun refers to the one (or ones) spoken to. The singular and plural second-person personal pronouns are the same three words—you, your, and yours.
- Can you bring your book back here today?
- The present will be given to you.
- This award is yours.
- The third-person personal pronoun is the one (or ones) spoken about. The singular third-person personal pronouns include he, his, him, she, her, hers, it, and its. The plural third-person personal pronouns include they, their, theirs, and them.
- He and she wanted to take their children on a vacation.
- They asked him and her if the house had kept its appeal.
- Do you think that they will think that this car is theirs?
Underline the appropriate personal pronoun in each of these fifteen sentences.
- (We, Us) love to read books.
- Most of these dresses had belonged to (her, hers).
- (I, Me) will be waking up early tomorrow.
- Emma has finished (her, mine) piano lesson.
- Is this sweater (your, yours)?
- You and (they, us) were invited to the graduation ceremony.
- (Their, Theirs) is the cutest dog in this show.
- Please pass the ball to (him, his).
- Her grade is higher than (mine, him).
- Does this instrument belong to (him, hers)?
- (Our, Ours) car needs an inspection.
- Were you able to hear (us, we) from that spot?
- (We and they, Us and them) will meet at the movies.
- Please help (they, us) lift this heavy box.
- Listen to what (she, her) is telling (you, your) about the ship's cargo.
- we and they
- she, you
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