Let’s go back to basics to begin with…
A basic sentence structure is subject + verb + object.
- The subject is the person/thing that performs the action (performs the verb).
- The verb is the action that is being performed (the movement).
- The object is the person/thing that receives the action.
So, as you can probably guess…the subject pronoun replaces the subject of a sentence.
Look at the pictures, which sentence sounds better?
I think we can all agree that sentence B sounds better, it’s not repetitive and it flows. Sentence B replaces the noun ‘my house’ with the subject pronoun ‘it’ to avoid repetition.
list of subject pronouns
Here are the the subject pronouns we use in English. Check out the video for examples of subject pronouns in use.
examples of subject pronouns with pictures
Let’s take a look at some real-life examples.
subject pronoun quiz
Put everything you’ve learnt into practice and have a go at this subject pronouns quiz.