Pronoun Spotting Error Rules

The grammar chapters can seem difficult without a unique approach to them. It can be boring to learn the rules or speak or write grammatically correct sentences. But now it is for all who want to learn English.

In this article, we are going to share with you all the rules which are beneficial for competitive exams like SSC, MTS, CGL, NDA, HSSC, CDS, UPSC, and many more that help you achieve your dream job. Here are some most important rules about pronouns. If you don’t know anything about pronouns. Here you can learn types of pronouns with profound explanations and examples.

Rule no. 1 the first rule which is very important according to an exam’s perspective is the rule of 123 and 231 Rule of pronoun. This is a very common rule in the exams that stands for multiple questions in competitive exams.



































In rule 123, this is how the pronouns are categorized. You may take the help of the above-given list for further assistance.

The first-person pronouns are I and we.

The second person pronoun is you

The third-person pronouns are she, he, they, and it.

The rule of 123 & 231 is clearly defined here with a unique story that can help you catch it at once easily so that it can never go out of your reach.

Positive Rule for 231 in Pronouns

When India wins a Cricket match and the captain is asked to brief the match on how the victory took place in their favor. He shares that it could not be possible without the support and cooperation of my team and later mentions the efforts he made.

The same when something good happens in the sentence always keep yourself at the last and others first just as in the rule of pronoun 231 (here 231 stands for the second, third, and the first person).

Here are some pronoun error example to understand the rule thoroughly.

1.      I and my team made an unbelievable victory in the final match. (Incorrect)

My team and I made this unbelievable victory in the final match. (Correct(Rule 231)


2.      You, I, and Romeo are always ready to help anyone in need. (Incorrect)

You, Romeo, and I are always ready to help anyone in need. (Correct)

Try to Find out the correct answer.

1.I, Rakesh and you always go to school on time.

Negative Rule for 123 in pronouns

In case you know something about the lifesavers across the world, they are the soldiers. The defense lawyer can surprise you. If you are a senior in NCC (National Cadet Corps) and someone makes any mistakes, he is not directly punished for it instead you are punished. This rule of the pronoun works according to this defense system. If you are doing something work or have made any mistake. You have to be at first to accept it and bear the grunt of it.

Let’s make it clear now with some helpful examples.

          1.     She, You, and I murdered a person in an accident.  (Incorrect)

I, you, and she murdered a person in an accident. (correct)

2.    Rakesh and I robbed a bank in the night. (Incorrect)

 I and Rakesh robbed a bank in the night. (correct)

2. They and We always smoke in public places.

Rule no. 2 I hope that the first rule and be surprising for you, but I assure you of its significance in English grammar. Now let’s move on to the second rule about how to use the objective case of pronoun.

The objective case of a pronoun 

Although I have shared the objective case of pronouns in the list if you still have doubts about it you can learn the pronouns with detailed explanation and examples here to explicate it without any further query.

There are certain cases mentioned where only the objective case must be used else it will be an error.

After Let -: according to the grammar rule, the objective case of a pronoun must come after let or any other action verb at the last in the case of a noun it remains as it is.


1.   Let me learn English grammar rules intelligently.

2.   Let Roma finish her project about the grammar lessons to be submitted in college.

3.    They didn’t invite him.

3. Let he and I do this work at the earliest.

4. My mischievous friend does not let we study in class.

 After a preposition -: We always use the objective case just after a preposition in the sentence in case you are not aware of the prepositional words, I have mentioned some of the prepositions for your further assistance. These are in, out, on, by, with, over, inside, onto, from, though, at, etc.    


        1.    There are several persons in my life who are always ready to stand by me, come what may.

        2.    Roma is always fighting with me unnecessarily.

        3.    In my friend’s marriage, he was talking to her on call.

There are some Spotting errors in pronouns from the previous exams held based on the same rules as mentioned above. This can help you find an error and see the type of questions you come across in the exams.

5. I play with ______(they) in the recess

6. I cleared everything between you and he.

Question 1. I and Gopal (A)/ went to the meeting (B)/ together. (C)/ No Error (D) (NDA / NA 2012 I)

Solution: In the above sentence part (A) contains an error that is based on the 231 rule hence the correction for this would be {Gopal – Third person and I First person}

Question 2. Between you and I (A) he probably (B) won’t come (C) at all. (D) No error (E). (L.D.S.B. 1990)

Solution: This sentence has an error in the (A) part based on rule no. 2 that the objective case comes just after a preposition. {Between you and me}.

There are some errors in the sentences based on the above-mentioned rules that you can answer if you know the answer.

1.   Rakesh, his brother, I, and you go for a morning walk every day at 6 am.

2.   I have known he for more than 12 years.

3.    Your friends and I have robbed a business of 10 crores and ample gold.

4.    They are trained and guided by he.

5.   I and Sonu are best friends.

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