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Reading and Writing Rocks Yellow / Lesson 1: Using   Various Pronouns

Using Various Pronouns

  • A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns.

  • We use pronouns to avoid repeating words.

  • The word that the pronoun replaces is called the antecedent.

Singular Pronouns

  • A singular pronoun replaces a singular noun.

  • The words: I, me, you, he, she, him, her and it are singular pronouns---always capitalize the pronoun I

Plural Pronouns

  • A plural pronoun replaces a plural noun.

  • The words: we, you, they, us, and them are plural pronouns

Examples of singular and plural pronouns:

  • 1. The traveler thought he should go to the city.
    He takes the place of traveler: so in this     example, He is the pronoun and traveler is the antecedent

  • 2. The campers searched for a place they could spend the night.
    They takes the place of the     campers: so in this example, They is the pronoun and campers is the antecedent

Subject Pronouns

  • A subject pronoun takes the place of one or more nouns in the subject of a sentence.

  • The words I, you, he, she, it, we, and they are subject pronouns.

  • The subject comes before the verb.

  • Example: We do not like spiders.---We is the pronoun which comes before the word, like-which is the verb---so We is a subject pronoun

  • Example: You can hold the spider.-You is the pronoun which comes before the word, hold-which is the verb-so You is a subject pronoun

Object Pronouns

  • An object pronoun follows an action verb such as: see or tell or it follows these words: about, at, far, from, near, of, to, or with-----but these words are not pronouns-just remember that object pronouns follow these words!!

  • The object pronouns that follow are: me, you, him, her it, us and them.


  • Use I and we as subject pronouns.

  • Use me and us as object pronouns