He (//, unstressed //) is a third-person singular pronoun used to talk about a male. "He" can be used in place of a male's name. When the name of a man has been the subject, then "he" can be used instead of that name. While "he" is the subject form, the word "him" is the object or possessive form (see table below). The word "he" is used for a man (or boy) where the word "she" would be used for a woman.
|First||I||me||myself||my / mine||we||us||ourselves||our / ours|
|Second||you||you||yourself||your / yours||you||you||yourselves||your / yours|
|Third||Masculine||he||him||himself||his / his||they||them||themselves||their / theirs|
|Feminine||she||her||herself||her / hers|
|Neuter||it||it||itself||its / its|
* - Possessive forms are also known as "possessive adjectives" rather than pronouns.
References[change | edit source]
|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: he, his, and him.|
- Susanne Wagner (2003) Gender in English Pronouns: Myth and Reality, PhD thesis, Albert Ludwigs Universität, page 41.
- Patricia T. O'Conner; Stewart Kellerman (July 21, 2009). "All-Purpose Pronoun". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/magazine/26FOB-onlanguage-t.html.