Subject and object pronouns

Knowing how to correctly use subject and object pronouns can help make your writing clearer and more concise. In this article, we will explore what subject and object pronouns are, how they function in sentences, and some examples of their use.

Subject Pronouns

Subject and object pronouns are an integral part of the English language. They are used to refer to people, places, and things in a sentence.

Subject pronouns refer to the person or thing that is performing the action in a sentence. Some examples of subject pronouns include: “I”, “you”, “he”, “she”, “it”, “we”, “they”. Here are some examples of subject pronouns in sentences:

Examples of subject pronouns

  • “We gave them a head start in the race.”
  • “You told Jerry that his score was among the best.”
  • “She lost weight by cutting out junk food.”
  • “They drank water from a spring that ran right out of the mountainside.”

Object Pronouns

Object pronouns are a type of pronoun that receive the action in a sentence, as opposed to performing the action themselves. They are used as grammatical objects in a sentence, such as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition. Some examples of common object pronouns in English are:

“me”, “you”, “him”, “her”, “it”, “us”, and “them”.

Examples of object pronouns

  • “She prepared some delicious cookies for me.”
  • “Ahmed bought a canvas sheet. Ahmed bought it.”
  • “Thuy and Svetlana met Kelly in the afternoon. Thuy and Svetlana met her in the afternoon.”
  • “The committee offers washing machines to us during elections.”

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