KJV Grammar









1. Pronouns

One of the main criticisms of the AV is the use of thee, thou and so on. But, it must be realised  that  these words have a precision that is  lost in modern English. The pronouns, for example, differentiates  the singular  from the  plural,  a distinction  that is  important when  interpreting a passage. We can say therefore that far from being a drawback  the use of these old  pronouns is, in fact, a great benefit  to those wanting to know the truth.  

Below is a table of  the pronouns, which it is hoped will prove useful.


Subjective
(nominative)
Objective
(accusative)
Possessive
(genitive)
Singular
1st  person
I
Me
My(Mine*)

2nd person
Thou
Thee
Thy (Thine*)

3rd. person
He, she, it
Him, Her, It
His, Hers, Its
Plural
1st. person
We
Us
Our(s)

2nd. person
Ye, You
Thee, You
Your(s)

3rd. person
They
Them
Theirs

note:    *  My/mine were  used in the same way as a/an is today, depending on whether the following word began with a vowel or not.
 

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2. Verb endings





Regular endings
Some irregular verbs
Singular
1st person
same as infinitive
am

2nd person
- est
art, hast, dost, shalt, wilt

3rd person
- eth
is, hath, doth
Plural
1st person same as infinitive are

2nd person same as infinitive are

3rd person same as infinitive are