Concept: He, She, It, We, They
- Pronouns are those words that are used instead of nouns or noun phrases.
- Pronouns can be used in place of a noun that has already been used in the sentence or to refer to a noun that does not have to be named specifically. For example, she, he, you, it, we, they, etc.
- The words ‘He’, ‘she’, and ‘it’ are singular pronouns and the words ‘we’ and ‘they’ are plural forms.
Subject pronouns include he, she, it, we, and they. ‘He’ is a singular pronoun which is used to refer to a male.
- He finished the work. Q
- He is a good boy.
The pronoun ‘She’ is a singular pronoun which is used to refer to a female.
- She went to the market.
- She sings very well.
The pronoun ‘It’ is a pronoun that refers to things, animals, plants etc. It is never used to refer to human beings.
- The toy was with me. I gave it to him.
- Ravi bought a new car. It is blue in colour.
The pronoun ‘We’ is used in place of the noun in the sentence. It refers to two or more than two people.
- We walked a long way that day.
- We are a group of 4 people.
The pronoun ‘They’ is a gender-neutral pronoun. It is used to refer to other people.
- I tried very hard to make them stay back, but they didn’t listen to me.
- They are fighting with each other.
Never use a different gender, number and person pronoun. Since a pronoun is used in place of a noun or noun phrase, it has to be of the same number, gender, and person, similar to the noun.
- Hari is my neighbour. He also works in my office. The pronoun “he” is used in place of the noun “Hari”. Since Hari is masculine gender and a single person, he is used. Now, Hari is my neighbour. She also works in my office.
- Neha is a good girl. She is my best friend. (Pronoun “she” is used in place of Neha who is a single person and female).
Now, Neha is a good girl. They is my best friend.