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Personal Pronouns. A Presentation for Dr. Ameli’s PAEC GED English Students By Mike McDanield. Let’s briefly look at some types of pronoun forms:. Pronoun forms- Person. 1 st person 2 nd person 3 rd person. Person. I, me, mine, myself We, us, ours, ourselves

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Personal Pronouns

A Presentation for Dr. Ameli’s PAEC

GED English Students

By Mike McDanield

Let’s briefly look

at some types of

pronoun forms:

Pronoun forms-Person

  • 1st person

  • 2nd person

  • 3rd person


  • I, me, mine, myself

  • We, us, ours, ourselves

  • You, yours, yourself, yourselves

  • He/she/it, him/her/it, his/hers, himself, herself, itself

  • They, them, theirs, themselves

Pronoun forms-Gender





  • he, him, his, himself

  • She, her, hers, herself

  • It, its, itself

Pronoun Forms-Case

  • Subjective

  • Objective

  • Possessive

  • Intensive / Reflexive

Subject pronouns

  • I

  • you

  • He, she, it

  • We

  • they

Subject pronouns

  • Example: Lourdes and (he/him) went to the new discotheque.

  • To check this, try the sentence without the plural (remove “Lourdes and”).

Subject pronouns

  • …he went to the new discotheque.

  • If you said “him went to the new discotheque”, it doesn’t sound right does it?

Object Pronouns

  • Me

  • you

  • him, her, it

  • us

  • them

Object Pronouns

  • To remember which pronouns are objects, try them with the preposition to :

  • To me, to you, to her, to us, to them

Object Pronouns

If you said:

  • To I, to he, to she, to we, or to they, it doesn’t sound right, does it?

  • “you” is the same whether subject or object.

Object Pronouns

  • Try this test: remove the compound parts (change to one pronoun only).

  • The keys were given to (he/him) and (I/me).

Object Pronouns

  • The keys were given to him.

  • The keys were given to me.

  • Me and him are objects of the preposition to.

Object Pronouns

  • The panel awarded Rafael and (she/her) first place in the dance competition.

  • The panel awarded her first place in the competition.



His / hers




Possessive Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns

  • Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership.

  • Do not use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns.

  • Apostrophes should only be used when writing a contraction.

Possessive Pronouns

  • The pleasure is mine.

  • This time around, the check is yours.

  • The red sportscar is hers.

  • The boat is theirs.

  • That pasture is ours.

Compound Pronouns

  • The intensive is used for emphasis.

  • The reflexive is used when the subject and object of a sentence are the same.

  • The intensive and reflexive forms are one and the same!









Compound Pronouns

Compound Pronouns

  • WRONG: Himself bought the guitar.

  • RIGHT:He bought the guitar himself.

  • WRONG: Herself prepared the tamales.

  • RIGHT:Juanita prepared the tamales for herself.

  • WRONG:Themselves built the pueblo.

  • RIGHT:They built the pueblo themselves.


I am = I’m

We are = We’re

You have = You’ve

You will = You’ll

He would = He’d

She will = She’ll

They are = They’re

Time to work!

  • The activities at the bottom of the page include the games of hangman and battleship. Partner with another student and take turns playing the games (take one turn, let your partner take the next turn).

  • When you have completed the games, begin on the “case 1” quiz. Take turns on the quiz also. You may discuss it with each other if you need help.

Make a sentence

  • Now take a card from the hat and use the word to make a sentence. Write this on the flipchart paper with the markers provided.

  • Each partner should form their own sentence with a card they picked, individually.

  • When you are done, present your sentence to the class!

Keep your eyes on the prize!¡Guarde sus ojos en el premio!


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