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    Pronouns

    I was wondering if there was any general rule of thumb about how one would go about using, or not using personal pronouns in a sentence- like what situations could you use it in, and which could you not? Спасибо!

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    I don't understand your question.
    Can you give some examples?
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    Well one rule of thumb in deciding which to use is to make a list of pronouns on the back of your door and then close your eyes and throw darts at them.

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    I meant as in the sentence of having the pronoun " Я читаю" in a sentence, or omitting the "Я" Because I have seen times where the pronoun has been omitted. K thanx. :P

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    Большое Спасибо gRomoZeka!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Don't say in that situation "Он помахал своей рукой" or "Он помахал его рукой". The latter sounds as if he's a serial killer who likes to play with other people's hands.
    You Russians think you are so superior to us Americans with your "serial killers." Here, we just take their hands, seeing as we are "mere" "serial amputators" -- we don't need the rest of their bodies (we're not wasteful like you -- that must be a Soviet value). We hack off a limb and let them go about their merry way. You make baby Gorbachev sick, I tell you!

    (And yes, that was a joke. We don't actually cut off people's hands. Except for the one in my freezer. I SWEAR I don't know how that got there...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    The pronouns can be (and sometimes should be) omitted when it's obvious who are you talking about.

    - Что ты сейчас делаешь?
    - Читаю. (To use "Я" here is Ok? though not necessarily)
    In Polish pronouns almost always ommited.
    "Jestem polskim artystą"

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