Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns represent specific people or things. We use them depending on:

•number: singular (eg: I) or plural (eg: we)
•person: 1st person (eg: I), 2nd person (eg: you) or 3rd person (eg: he)
•gender: male (eg: he), female (eg: she) or neuter (eg: it)
•case: subject (eg: we) or object (eg: us)

We use personal pronouns in place of the person or people that we are talking about. My name is John but when I am talking about myself I almost always use "I" or "me", not "John". When I am talking direct to you, I almost always use "you", not your name. When I am talking about another person, say Peter, I may start with "Peter" but then use "he" or "him". And so on.

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