A subject pronoun takes the place of a noun - a person, place or thing - that is used as a subject in a sentence. Subject pronouns include: I, you, we, he, she, it and they. Subject pronouns usually appear at the beginning of the sentence. The correct use of pronouns is an important element in the toolbox of language arts. Those children who excel in language art skills have been known to perform better in other learning disciplines. This game provides a simple, easy to understand and short explanation on subject pronouns with creative examples.
What Are Subject Pronouns?
Subject pronouns are used to represent the subject of the sentence or a clause. The subject pronouns function in singular and plural form.
|he / she / it
When Do You Use Subject Pronouns?
Subject pronouns keep our language and writing from being redundant and add variety to the structure. Consider the following sentences as examples of redundancy repaired by subject pronouns:
The dog was tired, so the dog lay down on the floor. The dog had a long day.
The dog was tired, so it lay down on the floor. It had a long day.
The lynx loves to climb the leafy tree. The lynx perches at the top to watch her babies.
The lynx loves to climb the leafy tree. She perches at the top to watch her babies.
It’s easy to find subject pronouns because they function as the subject, which normally occurs near the beginning of a sentence.