Pronombres personales

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Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns represent specific people or things. We use them depending on:
• number: singular (eg: I ) or plural (eg: we )
• person: 1st person (eg: I ), 2nd person(eg: you ) or 3rd person (eg: he )
• gender: male (eg: he ), female (eg: she ) or neuter (eg: it )
• case: subject (eg: we ) or object (eg: us )
We use personal pronouns in place of theperson or people that we are talking about. My name is Josef but when I am talking about myself I almost always use "I" or "me", not "Josef". When I am talking direct to you, I almost always use "you",not your name. When I am talking about another person, say John, I may start with "John" but then use "he" or "him". And so on.
Here are the personal pronouns, followed by some example sentences:number
person
gender
personal pronouns

subject
object

singular
1st
male/female
I
me

2nd
male/female
you
you

3rd
male
he
himfemale
she
her

neuter
it
it

plural
1st
male/female
we
us

2nd
male/female
you
you

3rd
male/female/neuter
they
them

Examples (ineach case, the first example shows a subject pronoun , the second an object pronoun ):
• I like coffee.
• John helped me .
• Do you like coffee?
• John loves you .
• He runs fast.
•Did Ram beat him ?
• She is clever.
• Does Mary know her ?
• It doesn't work.
• Can the engineer repair it ?
• We went home.
• Anthony drove us .
• Do you need a table for three?• Did John and Mary beat you at doubles?
• They played doubles.
• John and Mary beat them .
When we are talking about a single thing, we almost always use it . However, there are a fewexceptions. We may sometimes refer to an animal as he / him or she / her , especially if the animal is domesticated or a pet. Ships (and some other vessels or vehicles) as well as some countries are...
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