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2.2: Personal pronouns

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  • Before we start working with verbs and constructing full sentences, we need to begin with personal pronouns. These pronouns tell us who is doing the action in the sentence.

    I……………………………………………..

    You (informal)………………….…………..

    You (formal)………………………………..

    He……………………………….…………..

    She……………………………...…………..

    We (all men, mixed group)……..…………..

    We (all women)……………………………..

    You all (Spain)………………….…………..

    You all (Spain, only women)…...…………..

    You all (Latin America)…………………….

    (In Spain, ustedes may be used for formal groups.)

    They (all men, mixed group)…...…………..

    They (all women)……………….…………..

    Yo

    Usted

    Él

    Ella

    Nosotros

    Nosotras

    Vosotros

    Vosotras

    Ustedes

    Ellos

    Ellas

    Actividad 1

    Which pronoun? Given the following situations, decide which personal pronoun you will use to refer to that person.

    1. If you are talking directly to a friend, use ________________________.

    2. If you are talking about a male friend, use ________________________.

    3. If you are talking directly to a judge, use ________________________.

    4. If you are talking about yourself, use ________________________.

    5. If you are talking about two people, male and female, use ________________________.

    6. If you are talking about yourself and your mom, use ________________________.

    7. If you are in Spain and talking directly to a group of friends, use ________________________.

    8. If you are talking directly to a child, use ________________________.

    9. If you are talking about two people, both females, use ________________________.

    10. If you are talking about yourself and your brother, use ________________________.

    11. If you are talking about your parents, use ________________________.

    12. If you are in Latin America and talking directly to a group of people, use _________________.

    Actividad 2

    Pronoun Addition. Which personal pronoun will you use when you add one person to the pronouns below. For those that have two or more options, discuss the different scenarios with a partner.

    1. Yo + 1 = __________________________-o- ________________________

    2. Tú + 1 = _________________________ -o- ___________________________ (España)

    ___________________________ (Latinoamérica)

    3. Él + 1 = ___________________________

    4. Mi madre + 1 = _________________________ -o- ________________________

    Actividad 3

    ¡A sustituir! Read the following sentences that use names, then decide what pronoun you will use to replace the names as the conversation continues.

    1. Mi hermano canta mucho. __________ es músico.

    2. Señora Londoño es profesora. ______________ es muy inteligente.

    3. Antonia y María son mis amigas. __________________ son simpáticas.

    4. Jorge y yo vamos al cine. _____________________ somos novios.

    5. Mis padres viven en Idaho, pero originalmente __________________ son de California.

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