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Pronoun : The Usage of 'He', 'She' and 'It' for Class 1 English

Pronouns are words that are used in place of nouns. The students will learn about the relevance of singular pronouns and the rules of using them in a sentence. They will get to know about common mistakes that they should avoid while using them.

In this learning concept, the students will learn to:

  • Identify the use of he she it for class 1.
  • Apply pronouns like he, she, and it to sentences.

Each concept is explained to class 1 students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the pronouns provided in PDF format.


  • Pronouns are words that take the place of one or more nouns in a sentence.
  • Pronouns can be used to refer to a noun that has already been mentioned in a previous sentence.
  • Words like he, she, it, you, I, we, they, etc., are pronouns.
  • Words like ‘He’, ‘she’, ‘it’, and ‘I’ are called as singular pronouns, and ‘we’, ‘you’, ‘they’ are called as plural pronouns.


  1. Rahul is my friend. He is a pilot.
  2. Sana is studying. She has an exam tomorrow.
  3. The elephant is so big. It is sitting near the tree.

In the above sentences, we used the pronouns he, she, it instead of the nouns. We don’t want to use the same noun again and again hence we use pronouns.
But, do you know when to use the pronouns he, she, it in a sentence?

Singular Pronouns

Pronouns are divided into various types. One such type is the singular pronoun.
In this lesson, we will only talk about the singular pronouns ‘he’, ‘she’, and‘it’.

  1. Use of ‘He’:
    • The pronoun ‘he’ is a singular pronoun. It is used to talk about only a boy or a man.
    • Ravi is a singular naming word. Hence instead of repeating the noun, we used a pronoun. Since we are talking about one boy, we replaced the noun with ‘he’.


  2. Use of ‘She’
    • The pronoun ‘she’ is a singular pronoun. It is used to talk about only a girl or a woman.
    • In the example given below, Siya is a singular naming word. Instead of using the noun again in the sentences that follow we use a pronoun. Since we are describing one girl, we replaced the noun with the pronoun ‘she’.


  3. Use of ‘It’
    • The pronoun ‘it’ is a singular pronoun. ‘It’ is used to refer to a singular object, animal, fruit, place, vegetable, plant, etc.
    • It is also used to replace naming words. In the examples given below, we use the pronoun ‘it’ instead of the naming words - bird, and cookie to avoid repetition of the nouns.


Common Mistake:

  • Never use ‘it’ when you talk about human beings.
  • Always remember we use ‘it’ when we refer to a singular animal, object, place, fruit, vegetable, plant, etc.


Tarun is my cousin. It loves to play the guitar.❌

Tarun is my cousin. He loves to play the guitar.✅

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