Unit 0

Subject Pronouns


Pronouns are words used to avoid repetitions of a noun.

Subject pronouns replace a subject which is a person or a thing in a sentence.


We distinguish subject pronouns depending on number (singular, plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, neutral).

Subject pronouns are used before verbs in the sentence.

Person Number Gender Subject
1st person sing. I
2nd person sing. You
3rd person sing. masculine He
3rd person sing. feminine She
3rd person sing. neutral* It
1st person plur.  – We
2nd person plur.  – You
3rd person plur.  – They

* (object/animal)


  1. Subject of the verb
    • I am fast.
    • You are pretty.
    • He is short.
    • She is beautiful.
    • It is big.
    • We are young.
    • You are athletes.
    • They are fat.
  2. To replace the noun phrase subject and avoid repetitions
    • [n/a]*
    • Andy, take off that hat, you look funny.
    • John is tall and he is also thin.
    • Maria is from Spain, she is Spanish.
    • I like the color red, it is passionate.
    • Julia and I come from France, we are French.
    • You and Peter are always talking, you are really talkative.
    • John and Maria are fat, they eat a lot.

*Not applicable to the first person singular.


We use Subject pronouns:

  • As the subject of the verb;
  • To replace the noun phrase subject and avoid repetitions.


Subject pronouns are used as the subject of the verb, or to replace a noun phrase subject, which has been previously mentioned, and avoid repetitions.

They differ in gender and number, and are placed before verbs.

Subject pronouns are: I, you, he, she, it, we, you and they.

For example:
— “I am tall.” = I refers to the speaker.
— “He is tall.” = He refers to the one specific boy.
— “They are tall.” = They refers to some specific people.

NOTE: If you want to use subject pronouns as a replacement, it is not possible to do so with the first person singular (I).

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context sentence.


External link to Subject Pronouns exercises (2).