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This lesson will help you learn how to use the pronouns ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘He’ and ‘She’ correctly.

Explanation

Adam: Hello, Steven. Today’s lesson is about the correct usage of ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘He’ and ‘She’.

Steven: They are called pronouns, aren’t they?

Adam: Yes. They replace a noun, more specifically a person’s name.

Steven: Why should they replace a person’s name?

Adam: Good question, Steven! When we repeat the name of a person throughout our conversation again and again, it might sound annoying. So we mention the name once or twice as needed and then use these pronouns.

Steven: I get it. If I say “Steven gets it”, it is not correct. I am talking about myself here and so I use ‘I’.

Adam: That’s a great point! When I am talking to you, I use ‘You’ to address you.

Steven: In a conversation, the speaker becomes ‘I’ and the listener becomes ‘You’.

Adam: You’ve nailed it! Do you know how to use ‘He’ and ‘She’?

Steven: I think so. When I am talking to you about someone else, I have to use ‘He’ if I am talking about a male or ‘She’ if I am talking about a female. Am I right?

Adam: That’s absolutely right! You use ‘He’ and ‘She’ instead of repeating the person’s name.

Steven: Okay, where is Mark? He should be here by now.

Adam: Maybe, he is stuck in traffic. Note that we both used ‘He’ for Mark because we already knew whom we were talking about.

Steven: Oh, yeah! If I had asked about Sophie, we would have used ‘She’.

Adam: That’s correct! Do you have any other questions on the use of ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘He’ and ‘She’?

Steven: Yes. Are all these pronouns used to denote only a single person?

Adam: If you closely observe, ‘I’ is used to talk about oneself and hence is used to denote a single person. ‘He’ and ‘She’ are also used to talk about one particular person at a time.

Steven: Yes. However, I’ve seen ‘You’ being used to talk to a single person and also to multiple persons.

Adam: Good observation, Steven! ‘You’ is used in both singular and plural forms. When I am talking to you, I am addressing you as ‘You’. When I am talking to you and Mark at the same time, then I will also use ‘You’.

Steven: Okay, I got it now. I’d love to listen to some sample conversations.

Adam: Sure, Steven. Here you go!

The Tea Party.

Clara: Hey Heidi! Are you coming to Sarah’s tea party?

Heidi: Sure. What time is she having her party?

Clara: Around 4PM. Are you bringing Bob with you?

Heidi: No, he is held up at his office. So I will be coming alone.

Clara: Okay, see you in the evening.

Heartbroken

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Joey: Jack, why are you so dull?

Jack: Susie broke up with me.

Joey: You are kidding me, right?! Oh my God! Why did she do that?

Jack: She says we have nothing in common. But I know it is for Arthur.

Joey: He’s not such a great guy. How could Susie choose him over you?

Jack: It’s all over. I don’t want to talk about it.

College Story.

Kane: Hi Keith. Have you seen Wendy anywhere?

Keith: She is in the library.

Kane: I need to talk to her. Where are you going?

Keith: I must submit this report to Professor Johnson before he leaves.

Kane: Okay. See you later.


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