In this article we’re going to clarify form and use of subject pronouns, clarify form and use use of object pronouns.
Form and use of subject pronouns:
Subject pronouns are appear in the subject position and they are the ones doing the action.
Form and use use of object pronouns:
Object pronouns are appear in the object position and they are the ones receiving the action.
How can you know the subject or an object position?
The key to identify each of them is the verb. Appears before the verb is the subject position and after the verb is the object position.
I miss all of you.
Miss is the verb in this sentence. Appears before the verb is the subject position, and we need to use subject pronouns, in this case ‘I’ is the subject pronouns. And appears after the verb is the object position, and we need to use object pronouns in this case all of you.
Which are subject pronouns and which are object pronouns?
Subject pronouns are:
Subject pronouns appear before the verb in the subject position.
Object pronouns are:
Object pronouns appear after the verb in the object position.
So subject pronouns appear in the subject position, and object pronouns appear in the object position.
- I asked him a question,
- They gave us some time.
- I don’t like her and she doesn’t like me,
Some more examples for better understanding:
- My mom kissed my dad.
Kissed is the verb in this sentence. My mom goes before the verb, and do you remember what we used before the verb? Subject pronouns. So we can use she and now my dad goes after the verb and do you remember what we use after the verb? Object pronouns. So we can use him. So we can also say she kissed him.
- Ram saved the old lady.
Saved is the verb, and Ram goes before the verb so we can use the subject pronoun He. And old lady goes after the verb so we can use object pronoun her. So we can also say he saved her.
- My students watch lots of series..
Watch is the verb, and my students goes before the verb so we can use the subject pronoun they. And lots of cartoon goes after the verb so we can use object pronoun them, because it is plural, and plural is always them. So we can also say they watch lots of them.
We use subject and object pronouns to replace the information, as a way to avoid repetition.
- I saw your brother yesterday and I talked to your brother.
Does this sentence unnatural to you? It sounds repetitive and unnatural to me. So we should better replace my sister with an object pronoun him. So we can also say I saw your brother yesterday and I talked to him.
- I like Peter, Peter is very good.
Same this sentence unnatural to me. So we should replace Peter with a subject pronoun he. So we can also say I like Peter, he is very good.
Note that replacing the information is okay as long as we have mentioned all that information before and the listener knows exactly what or who we are talking about. Otherwise, that person will feel lost and won’t understand what’s going on.
To some of the main points of this topic:
Subject pronouns appear before the verb, and the subject pronouns are I,You, He, She, It, We, They. And the object pronouns appear after the verb, and the object pronouns are Me, You, Him, Her, It, Us, Them.
So today’s lesson has been about the How to Use Subject Pronouns and Object Pronouns. I hope you understand, if you have any problem about this article you can comment below.
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