What are Pronouns and How are they Used? Definitions, Examples and Types
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Pronouns

Difference between I and Me, You and Your for Class 2 English

In this concept, the explanation of personal pronouns. Students will learn the learn about the usage of pronouns in sentences. They will also get understand the difference between I and me.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • To use pronouns as the subject in a sentence
  • To find out exceptions that applies to the usage of pronouns.

Each concept is explained to class 2 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets which has personal pronouns exercises given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the solutions for the concept Pronouns provided in PDF format.

Definition:

  • A pronoun is a word that is used in the place of a noun or noun phrase.
  • Pronouns can be used instead of a noun. When you want to talk about the same person or the same noun repeatedly, use pronouns instead of the noun.
  • Pronouns can refer to a noun that does not have to be named particularly.
  • Some examples of pronouns are like I, me, you, your, they, he, she, it, them, etc.
Personal pronoun examples

Usage in the sentence:

Pronouns can be used from the second sentence onward after the proper noun was mentioned in the first sentence. Look at the sentence below the proper noun ‘Sam’ is written in the first sentence and the second sentence begins with a ‘she’ instead of ‘Sam’. This is how pronouns are used in place of proper nouns.

Example:

Sam was sitting in the garden. She was reading a book.

A)Difference between I and Me

Both I and me are pronouns but there is a difference in their usage in a sentence. ‘I’ is used as the subject of the sentence. Subjects are usually at the start of the sentence.

Example:

  1. I bought the vegetables from the market.
  2. I am going to school.
Difference between I and me examples

‘Me’ is used as the object in the sentence. Objects are usually placed

Example:

  • My teacher gave me a book.
  • Give me my bag.
Personal pronoun examples

B) You or your

‘You’ is used to refer to a person or people the speaker is talking to. ‘You’ can be referring to a single person or more than one.

Example:

  • I saw you in the market today.
  • The function starts at 5.30 pm. I want you to be on time.
Your pronoun examples

‘Your’ is used when describing someone’s thing or belonging. For instance, ‘your book’, ‘your food’, ‘your tiffin’, etc.

Example:

  • Your breakfast is ready.
  • Your sister is waiting for you.
Your pronoun examples

Exceptions:

  1. Never use an apostrophe (') in pronouns. Also, pronouns like hers, ours, theirs never hold an apostrophe.
  2. Example:

    tick The black car is hers and the red car is ours.

    cross The black car is her’s and the red car is our’s.

  3. Pronouns cannot replace all the proper nouns in a composition. After the proper noun is mentioned in the first sentence, pronouns must be used from the second sentence onwards.

Example:

tick Rohit was playing football this afternoon. He scored the first goal of the math.

cross He was playing football this afternoon. He scored the first goal of the math.

Use this mind map in your book to help you remember better.

Personal pronoun chart
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