I, Me, My, Mine, We, Us, Our, Ours, etc.
Let’s start with the personal pronouns, those that take the place of people or other living or once-living beings. Personal pronouns can refer to Igor, Amber, or Amber’s pet turtle. We’ve already met some of the personal pronouns, for we used them to help us make it through verb conjugation:
I run, You run, He-She-It runs.
Personal pronouns create four major pitfalls, obstacles all aspiring grammarians must learn to negotiate with ease:
1. person 2. number 3. case 4. gender
Let’s look at each in turn, starting with the easiest.
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