Subject Pronouns

What are subject pronouns?

A subject pronoun, also called subjective or subject personal pronoun, is used as substitute for proper and common nouns.


John is a doctor - He is a doctor
The laptop is on the desk - It is on the desk

A subject pronoun is used when the pronoun is the subject of the sentence.


______ did the job.
I, you, he, she, it, we, and they all fit into the blank and are, therefore, subject pronouns.

A subject pronoun indicates:

  • number: singular or plural,
  • gender: male or female,
  • person: first, second or third person.


I (first person singular)

you (singular)
you (second person singular)

She (third person singular female)

He (third person singular male)

It (third person singular inanimate )

We (first person plural)

you plural
You (second person plural)

They (third person plural)

The words "I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they" are subject pronouns. They refer to a person or thing in speech or in writing.

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Subject pronouns Possessive adjectives Possessive pronouns Reflexive pronouns Object pronouns
I my mine myself me
you your yours yourself you
he his his himself him
she her hers herself her
it its its itself it
we our ours ourselves us
you your yours yourselves you
they their theirs themselves them

Exercise on subject pronouns.