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OVERVIEW OF PRONOUN SHE

1 : that female — used to indicate a female person or animal that is the subject of a verb ▪ She is my mother. ▪ Ask your sister where she is going. ▪ She has been planning this trip since January. ▪ (on the telephone) “Hello, I’d like to speak with Jane.” “This is she.” [=I (the person who answered the phone) am Jane]

2 somewhat old-fashioned — used to refer to something (such as a ship) that is thought of as having female qualities ▪ She was a fine ship.


she (Wikipedia)
This article is about the Modern English personal pronoun. For other uses, see She (disambiguation).

She /ʃ/ is a feminine third-person, singular personal pronoun (subjective case) in Modern English. In 1999, the American Dialect Society chose "she" as the word of the past millennium.

Personal pronouns in standard Modern English
Person (gender) Subject Object Possessive determiner Possessive pronoun Reflexive
Singular
First I me my mine myself
Second you your yours yourself
Third Masculine he him his himself
Feminine she her hers herself
Neuter it its itself
Plural
First we us our ours ourselves
Second you your yours yourselves
Third they them their theirs themselves
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