Subject pronouns replaces a noun as the subject of a sentence or clause. They are one of the easiest pronouns to identify—look for the person or thing having a direct effect on the action.
Pronouns are versatile words that can substitute for many nouns. The word “pronoun” comes from the Latin word “pronomen” which breaks down onto “pro” and “nomen.” They mean “in place of” and “name.”
The key benefits of pronouns are that they are useful in making our language less repetitive and keep it from bogging down. If it weren’t for pronouns, when you were talking about someone, you would have to keep repeating their name over and over.
There are several types of pronouns, including the subject pronoun. Each type of pronoun can be classified according to their function. For example, subject pronouns function as the subject of a clause or sentence. The subject pronouns are:
An example of a subject pronoun at work would be: "Sheila really makes me laugh. She is too funny."
Here are a few sentences using subject pronouns: