To revise children’s knowledge of personal pronouns and introduce the terms ‘first, second and third person, which can be singular or plural..
What are pronouns?
Pronouns are short words that replace nouns
We already know the personal pronouns (I, you, he/she/it, we, you, they).
We also know the possessive pronouns (mine, yours, his/hers/it’s, ours, yours, theirs)
Lets practice saying them together.
Personal pronouns are called personal because they mostly relate to people.
(A) If you are talking about yourself, or yourself and others, you use ‘I’and ‘we’.
(B) If you are talking directly to one ore more people, you call them ‘you’.
(C) If you talk about someone or something else, you use ‘he’,’she’ and ‘it’ for the singular and ‘they’ for the plural.
These three groups are known as the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ person and they can be singular or plural.
‘I’ is the first person singular and ‘we’ is the first person plural.
The form the verb takes depends on which pronoun is being used.
Let’s conjugate the verb ‘to like’.
Notice the ending for the third person singular, how is it different?
Look at the phrase ‘Michaela likes’
There is no pronoun used but is this the first, second or third person?
How can you tell?
If we changed to the past tense’ Michaela liked’, how could you tell if it was the first, second or third person?
Complete Grammar sheet 24
Identify the verb and pronoun in each sentence, and underline them in the colours shown.
Decide whether they are in the first, second or third person, and if they are singular or plural.