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Object Pronouns


What are object pronouns?object pronouns

An object pronoun, also called objective pronoun, functions as the object of a verb or preposition, as distinguished from a subject or subjective pronoun, which is the subject of a verb.

Examples:

  • He begged her to live with him. (her is the object of the verb begged and him is the object of the preposition with)
  • She told them the truth. (them is the object of the verb told)

Object pronouns are used instead of object nouns, usually because we already know what the object is.

  • She's my friend. I really enjoy being with her.
  • I like this film. I saw it last week.

Object Pronouns

Object pronouns in English are the following:

me, you, him, her, it, us, them

Object pronouns come after either a verb (e.g "like") or a preposition (e.g "to").

Examples:

  • I like you but you don't like me.
  • Do you really hate her?
  • She loves sitting next to him.
  • She always writes e-mails to us.
  • He's talking to her about it.

Object pronouns differ from:

Review:

Subject pronouns Possessive adjectives Possessive pronouns Reflexive pronouns Object pronouns
I my mine myself me
you your yours yourself you
he his his himself him
she her hers herself her
it its its itself it
we our ours ourselves us
you your yours yourselves you
they their theirs themselves them

Exercise on object pronouns

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