Subject Personal Pronouns
The Subject Personal Pronoun (also called subjective personal pronoun) is the term used to identify a pronoun used in the subjective (nominative) case.
The personal pronouns in the subjective case include I, you, he, she, we, they, it, and they.
These little words usually function as the subjectOpens in new window of the verbOpens in new window in a sentence. The subjective case differs from objective caseOpens in new window which is used to show the objectOpens in new window of the verb in a sentence.
For practical purpose, consider using any one of the personal pronouns to fill the long dash:
- —— ate lunch at Sander's.
I, you, he, she, we, they, it, and they all fits into the blank space.
A subject personal pronoun substitutes a noun that is subject of its clause. In the 3rd person, a subject pronoun is used in order to prevent repetition of the subject’s name.For Example:
- We are almost there.
- They don't want any more supply.
- Andy made good grades, he really deserves it.
- The electronic is malfunctioning. It needs servicing.
A subject personal pronoun indicates:
- Number: either singular or plural;
- Gender: either male or female;
- Person: first, second or third person.
For some who like vivid representations like tables and charts, following is a tabular illustration of pronouns in the nominative case:
|Number||Subject Personal Pronoun|
|1st person singular||I|
|2nd person singular||you|
|3rd person singular, male||he|
|3rd person singular, female||she|
|3rd person singular, neuter||it|
|1st person plural||we|
|2nd person plural||you|
|3rd person plural||they|