Just as nouns have gender, pronouns also do. I, we, and you can be used by males or females. He is always masculine, she is always feminine, and it is always neuter. The plural of the third-person pronouns is always they, whether masculine, feminine, or neuter. And just like nouns, pronouns can be used as:
Tim, you are a very good student.
Bruno and Rene, you have to study more.
|1.||the subject of a sentence|
|2.||a direct object|
|3.||an indirect object|
But when used as a direct object or indirect object, some of the pronouns change:
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Publication information: Book title: English Grammar for ESL Learners. Contributors: Ed Swick - Author. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 12.
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