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it is one of the 1000 most common headwords.





  1. used to refer to an object without identifying or describing it; the object might have been described earlier in the text.
    The house was very big. It had many rooms.
  2. used to desribe the weather
    It is very hot today.
    I'm staying in because it is raining
  3. used to describe a situation in general
    I don't like it when people tell me to do something.
    It is hard to find a job.

Singular Plural
Subject Object Possessive 1 Possessive 2 Reflexive Subject Object Possessive 1 Possessive 2 Reflexive
First I me my mine myself we us our ours ourselves
Second you you your yours yourself you you your yours yourselves
Third Feminine she her her hers herself they them their theirs themselves
Masculine he him his his himself
Impersonal it it its its itself


It can be a short way of writing

  • Italy or Italian
  • Information Technology, the use of computers