Personal pronouns are pronouns used as substitutes for proper or common nouns. All known languages contain personal pronouns. English in common use today has seven personal pronouns: first-person singular (I), first-person plural (we), second-person singular and plural (you), third-person singular human or animate male (he), third-person singular human or animate female (she), third-person singular inanimate (it), third-person plural (they). In standard usage in English, every verb should have an explicit subject, except for an imperative verb (a command) where the subject is always "you" (singular/plural), even when the context is already understood, or could easily be understood by reading the sentences that follow.
Be sure to devote plenty of time to personal pronouns. They are usually the first pronouns that students learn which makes them very important. During the introduction of pronouns, students may be confused about the use of pronouns or have difficulty remembering them. Once students have a firm grasp of this set of pronouns, learning other pronouns, such as reflexive, possessive, and demonstrative pronouns, will be easier. There are 105 worksheets to help you teach your students about personal pronouns including this one for pre-intermediate learners. The first section has a nice review of personal pronouns which students can refer to while they complete the six practice exercises. You might want to complete some sections in class and assign other for homework or even just print out the first section as a study guide. Since the worksheet is editable, the content is up to you. Looking for something else? There are plenty of worksheets in this section for you to use or even just draw inspiration from. If you do not find what you are looking for on this page, check out the main pronouns page too; there are even more worksheets in that section.
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