A Contrastive Analysis of Personal Pronouns in English and Vietnamese. …show more content…
The first part will provide an overview about personal pronouns through the definition of pronouns and personal pronouns. Then, there will be some description of personal pronouns in two languages regarding classification, usages, and examples. After that, similarities and differences will be mentioned to clarify the contrastive features of English and Vietnamese. Finally, there will be a brief conclusion for what I have done. Moreover, there are some implications for translation and interpretation as well as teaching process referred in the last part of my paper. Therefore, you can have more opportunities to learn as well as understand more deeply about personal pronouns in two languages and apply them to correct …show more content…
For example: We asked him for help. In the sentence, “we” indicates the speakers, which is considered as the first personal pronoun.
Second personal pronouns refer to the listener of the speaker or the reader of the writer: You/you. For example: You should be aware of what you are doing. In this sentence, “you” indicates the listener, which is the second personal pronoun.
Third personal pronouns refer to people who are not in the conversation: he/him, she/her, it/it and they/them. For example: I do not agree with him. “Him” shows the person who is not present at the time of conversation, so it is third person pronouns.
In addition, other factors such as number, gender along with grammatical role are also used to make English personal pronouns more specific. In term of number, personal pronouns include two forms that are singular and plural.
Singular personal pronouns consisting of these pronouns: I/me, he/him, she/her, it/it. you/you indicate one persone or one thing. For example: I love my family.
Plural personal pronouns consist of these pronouns : they/ them, we/us, you/you They refer to more than one persone or one thing. For example: We live in a big