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Lesson 4
subject pronouns

Subject Pronouns

Subject pronouns in English are singular or plural. You must know the differences among various subject pronouns when choosing a verb. 

In this video, I talk about the relationship between a subject and a verb. 

You and I

The most important relationship between two people uses the pronouns “you” and “I.” 

 

In this part of the lesson, you will learn about and practice using these pronouns. Watch the video. 

You and I

Singular

I am. 

You are.

 

Plural

We are.

You are.

 

we

I + you = we 

 

Teacher Paul
  • I am a teacher. 
  • I live in Minnesota. 
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  • You are a student. 
  • Where do you live? 

he / she / it

Singular

he = man or boy

she = woman or girl

it = thing

he / she / it

Singular

He is. 

She is. 

It is. 

 

Plural

 

They are. 

 

they

he + he = they 

she + she = they

he + she = they

it + it = they

 

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  • He is a student. 
  • He is at school. 
  • She is a student. 
  • She is not at school. 
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  • It is a classroom. 
  • It is empty. 

4a. Write in your notebook ✍🏿

Singular

you

he (man)

she (woman)

it (thing)

Plural

we (you + I)

you (you ++)

they (+++) 

4b. Practice ✍🏿

Singular

I am a student.

You are a teacher. 

He is a friend. 

She is a neighbor. 

It is a rock. 

Plural

We are online. (You and I)

You are on the internet. 

They are over there. 

 

(they = a group)

Note: It is helpful to know that English teachers often talk about subject pronouns and nouns this way: 

  • The pronoun “I” is in the first-person singular. 
  • The pronoun “you” is in the second-person singular. 
  • The pronouns “he,” “she,” and “it” are in the third-person singular. 
  • The pronoun “we” is in the first-person plural.  (I + you = we)
  • The pronoun “you” is in the second-person plural. (you + you = you) 
  • The pronoun “they” is in the third-person plural. (he/she/it ++ = they) 

In the next lesson, Lesson Five, you will practice forming questions for things and people. 

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