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hello grammarians I want to talk about personal pronouns but before I get too specific with that I just want to write out some sentences for you Jake and I made a loaf of bread we made a loaf of bread you are a capable person you are capable of people my friends are cool they are cool now all of these words that I'm about to circle I we you you and they are personal pronouns we decide which personal pronouns are appropriate for a given sentence depending on whom we're talking about I'll explain in English we divide personal pronouns into three basic types there are pronouns that are about me there are pronouns that are about you and there are pronouns that are people or things that are neither me nor you and another way of saying this is that this is the first person the second person and the third person another way to divide up these pronouns is to divide it into the singular and the plural the one and the more than one so in English if we're only talking about one person that includes me well then we'd be talking about pronouns like I me my and mine but if I am in a group of two or more people we don't refer to ourselves as I we refer to ourselves as we or us or our or ours and if I were talking about you or something that belonged to you whether it was singular or plural I would say you your and yours so when I said you are a capable person and I said you are capable people I was trying to demonstrate that you is the same whether it's singular or plural whether there is one person in you or more than one person in standard American English there is no difference between just one person and multiple people when you're addressing them directly in what we call the second person so if we're talking about people or things that are neither me nor you when there's only one of those people or things we would refer to that person or thing as she her or hers he him or his or it and it's now if we're talking about more than one person or thing that is neither me nor you then we would say they them their or theirs now there is most certainly a way to distinguish between I and me and my and mine for the meantime just take a look at this chart pause the screen if you have to and maybe practice saying them out loud and figuring out which one corresponds to which box if I say it is that in the first second or third person am I talking about me you or a person or a thing that is neither me nor you if I talk about them am i talking about me or you or people that are neither you nor me give it a try check out the exercise we'll go deeper in the next video you can learn anything Dave it out