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Find Subject Pronouns in Sentences

A noun is a person, place, or a thing. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. A subject pronoun takes the place of the subject in a sentence. I, you, we, he, she, it and they are all subject pronouns.

Subject pronouns usually appear at the beginning of a sentence and tell what or whom the sentence is mostly about.

Read the following example sentences. Here, each subject pronoun is underlined.

1. Cal ordered hamburgers for dinner.
He ordered hamburgers for dinner.

('He' takes the place of "Cal")
2. Miley rode her bike to soccer practice.
She rode her bike to soccer practice.

('She' takes the place of "Miley")
3. The ice cream tasted like a bubble gum.
It tasted like a bubble gum.

('It' takes the place of "the ice cream")
4. Sam and I chased each other around the yard.  
We chased each other around the yard.

('We' takes the place of "Sam and I")
5. Nick and Rocky are expert video game players.
They are expert video game players.

('They' takes the place of "Nick and Rocky")

First and Second Person Subject Pronouns
First and second person subject pronouns ('I' and 'You') are not often used as replacement words since they specifically describe or address a point of view.

For example: -
1. I enjoy reading a book on a rainy day.
  • 'I' cannot be replaced since it is a first person subject pronoun and refers specifically to the person speaking.
2. You are invited to come to my birthday party.
  • 'You' cannot be replaced since it is a second person subject pronoun and refers specifically to the person being spoken to.

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