We use subject pronouns as subjects of sentences and object pronouns as objects.
|Subject Pronouns||Object Pronouns|
|Singular||1st person||I||I kicked the ball||me||John kicked the ball to me.|
|2nd person||you||You like to study.||you||John wants to talk toyou.|
|3rd person (male)||he||He eats green cheese.||him||Mary doesn’t likehim.|
|3rd person (female)||she||She likes ice cream.||her||John kissed her.|
|3rd person (non-person)||it||It bit John.||it||John smashed it.|
|Plural||1st person||we||We enjoy going to the movies.||us||The politician lied tous.|
|2nd person||you||You are the best students.||you||I wouldn’t lie to you.|
|3rd person||they||They are not happy.||them||Mary didn’t invitethem.|
We use pronouns as substitutes for noun phrases. The pronoun and the noun phrase that it refers to mean the same thing.