Personal Pronoun - Glossary of Terms
Personal pronouns are the words I,
you, he, she, it, we, they and who. When a personal
pronoun is the subject of a verb (e.g.,
I went to the park), it is
said to be in the subjective form. (All the ones above are in the
subjective form.) However, when a personal pronoun is not the subject
of a verb (e.g., Pass it to me.), it is in the objective form (i.e.,
me, you, him, her, it, us, them and whom).
has bitten me and her.
It's time for us
to go. Who's
coming? [show me the
The personal pronouns who and whom cause the most problems for
native English speakers. Only use who when it is the subject of the verb,
else use whom. Remember, who is like he, and whom
is like him. For example:|
He gave it to him.
Who gave it to whom?