English Pronoun It
Learn English It Pronoun

Grammar Pronoun- Lesson Six

In this grammar lesson, you learn about It Pronoun in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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subject object possessive adjective possessive pronoun reflexive pronoun

These pronouns are used when you describe a thing or an animal.


subject = it

A: What is it?
B: It is a guitar.


object = it

A: Can you play it?
B: Yes, I can play it.


possessive adjective = its

The dog is looking for its owner.

Note: If you don’t know the gender of an animal, use “it” or “its” when describing it.


possessive pronoun = its

It is very difficult (but not impossible) to use “its” as a possessive pronoun.


reflexive pronoun = itself

The computer turns itself off after half an hour of inactivity.

Use “itself” when describing machines or automation.


Note: When writing, it is important to know the difference between “it’s” and “its.”

it’s = it is
its = a possessive adjective or pronoun

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Exercise 6

Fill in the blanks with….

it it’s its itself

1. ________ a beautiful day today.

2. The coffee maker turns ________ off.

3. ________ doesn’t cost very much.

4. The bird broke ________ wing.

5. Does ________ hurt?

6. A job well done is ________ own reward.

7. That doesn’t look like ________ safe.

8. The dog is chasing ________ tail.

9. The town has ________ own fire department.

10. The alarm went off by ________.


Answers: 1. It’s; 2. itself; 3. It; 4. its; 5. it; 6. its; 7. it’s; 8. its; 9. its; 10. itself


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