A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun; as, "John gave his pen to

James and he lent it to Jane to write her copy with it." Without

the pronouns we would have to write this sentence,--"John gave John's pen

to James and James lent the pen to Jane to write Jane's copy with the


There are three kinds of pronouns--Personal, Relative and Adjective


Personal Pronouns are so called because they are used instead of the

names of persons, places and things. The Personal Pronouns are I,

Thou, He, She, and It, with their plurals, We, Ye or You

and They.

I is the pronoun of the first person because it represents the person


Thou is the pronoun of the second person because it represents the

person spoken to.

He, She, It are the pronouns of the third person because they

represent the persons or things of whom we are speaking.

Like nouns, the Personal Pronouns have number, gender and case. The

gender of the first and second person is obvious, as they represent the

person or persons speaking and those who are addressed. The personal

pronouns are thus declined:

First Person.

M. or F.

Sing. Plural.

N. I We

P. Mine Ours

O. Me Us

Second Person.

M. or F.

Sing. Plural.

N. Thou You

P. Thine Yours

O. Thee You

Third Person.

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