basic pronouns in English

We love the English Grammar Profile, however, there are often times when many grammar points should be one grammar point.  For example, there are many points dealing with basic pronouns at the A1 level.

1 ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘it’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ in the subject position before a verb in statements.

I like it here, but I don’t like the name.


2 ‘it’ before ‘be’ to refer to a first-person speaker or writer.

Hi! It‘s me again.


3 ‘it’ as a direct object to refer to an object or situation already referred to.

4 pronouns ‘you’ and ‘it’ after ‘be’ in question forms.

5 ‘me’, ‘you’, ‘him’, ‘her’, ‘it’, ‘us’ and ‘them’ in the object position after prepositions.

6 ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ after an auxiliary or modal verb in question forms.

7 ‘me’, ‘you’, ‘him’, ‘her’, ‘us’ and ‘them’ in the direct object position after a transitive verb.

An iWeb corpus search for _PP

1 YOU 131195403
2 IT 123808427
3 I 117421355
4 WE 50436220
5 THEY 45648999
6 HE 38611656
7 THEM 21834090
8 ME 16622562
9 SHE 15797745
10 US 10357927
11 HIM 9681861
12 HER 4500048