THERE are many French pronouns and they are more complicated than pronouns in English. Their forms change based on their function in the sentence. In this article, we’ll look at subject pronouns.

French Pronouns (Les Pronoms Français)

A pronoun is a word that is used to substitute a noun or even another pronoun. In French, the subject pronouns – also called nominative pronouns – are as follows:

1st person (singular) – je ; (plural) – nous

2nd person (singular) – tu (informal), vous (formal) ; plural – vous

3rd person (singular masculine) – il ; (plural masc.) – ils

(singular feminine) elle ; (plural fem) elles

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Here are the English equivalents:

je – I

nous – we

tu/vous – you

il – he

elle – she

ils – they (masc.)

elles – they (fem.) Elles is only used if the group is all female or feminine nouns; mixed groups take ils.

These are the subject French pronouns.



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