Grammar 2-12 | False Beginner | CEFR A1

Third Person Singular - Pronouns

Listen to four short conversations using the third person singular.

Conversation 1

A: What does your mom do?
B: She sells women’s clothing.
A: Oh, yeah. Where does he work?
B: She has a small shop in the mall.
A: Does she sell clothing for teens?
B: No, she only has stuff for adults.

Conversation 2

C: What does your brother do?
F: He is a university student. He studies engineering.
C: Oh, does he live at home?
F: No, he lives near campus. He has a small apartment.
C: Does he come home much?
F: No, he doesn’t. He doesn’t have much free time.

Conversation 3

E: Who takes care your daughter when you’re at work?
H: My mom watches her. She lives near my house.
E: Oh, that’s convenient.
H: Yeah. My daughter walks there after school.
E: That works out well for you.
H: It does. Plus my daughter loves staying with her grandma.

Conversation 4

D: When does the movie start?
K: It starts in about ten minutes.
D: Cool! Who does it star, again?
K: It stars Brad Pitt. He plays a cop in the future.
D: Does it have good reviews?
K: It does. Everyone says it is a great movie.

Third Person Pronouns - Grammar Notes

Point 1: The third person singular refers to people or things we talk about. Singular means one!
  1. My dad is a doctor. He is smart.
  2. My mom is a police officer. She is brave.
  3. My house is old. It is cold in winter.
Point 2: The subject pronoun goes before a verb. Use he for males, she for females and it for things.
  • Bob is my boss. He is really nice.
  • Susan is my teacher. She has fun classes.
  • This car is new. It was very expensive.
Point 3: The object pronoun goes after a verb. Use him for males, her for females and it for things.
  • This is Bob. You met him last year.
  • Susan is my boss. I invited her to the party.
  • This is my new watch. My friend got it for me.
Point 4: The adjective pronoun goes before a noun. Use his for males, her for females and its for things.
  • Joe is having a party. It is at his beach house.
  • Beth is so nice. She let me use her car.
  • I liked the new cafe, but its location is bad.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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