We use subject pronouns as subjects of sentences and object pronouns as objects.
|Subject Pronouns||Object Pronouns|
|Singular||1st person||I||I kicked the ball||me||John kicked the ball to me.|
|2nd person||you||You like to study.||you||John wants to talk to you.|
|3rd person (male)||he||He eats green cheese.||him||Mary doesn't like him.|
|3rd person (female)||she||She likes ice cream.||her||John kissed her.|
|3rd person (non-person)||it||It bit John.||it||John smashed it.|
|Plural||1st person||we||We enjoy going to the movies.||us||The politician lied to us.|
|2nd person||you||You are the best students.||you||I wouldn't lie to you.|
|3rd person||they||They are not happy.||them||Mary didn't invite them.|
We use pronouns as substitutes for noun phrases. The pronoun and the noun phrase that it refers to mean the same thing.
Just for fun consider the following example. If this one doesn't make sense, don't worry about it. It's just for fun.
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Directions: Choose the best pronoun to fill in the blank. (10 problems)