Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Subject and object pronouns

We use pronouns as substitutes for noun phrases. The pronoun and the noun phrase that it refers to mean the same thing.

We use subject pronouns as subjects of sentences and object pronouns as objects.

Subject PronounsObject Pronouns
Singular1st personII kicked the ballmeJohn kicked the ball to me.
2nd personyouYou like to study.youJohn wants to talk to you.
3rd person (male)heHe eats green cheese.himMary doesn't like him.
3rd person (female)sheShe likes ice cream.herJohn kissed her.
3rd person (non-person)itIt bit John.itJohn smashed it.
Plural1st personweWe enjoy going to the movies.usThe politician lied to us.
2nd personyouYou are the best students.youI wouldn't lie to you.
3rd persontheyThey are not happy.themMary didn't invite them.
Practice 1

Practice 2

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