Personal Pronouns. Personal Pronouns. Words that take the place of a noun (person, place, thing, idea) Different forms according to how they are used in a sentence Their function/use determines which form or case will be used in a sentence
Ex: The winners should have been they. (They refers to the subject winners.) Sounds weird, right?!
What a fine speaker you are! (Speaker identifies the subject you.)
Notice: Typically, predicate nominative follows a linking verb.
Ex: I took my sister to see a movie. (I took WHOM? Sister.)
Ex: Margie read us her report. (Margie read what (DO)? Report. To whom (IO)? Us.)
Phillip left you this message. (Phillip left it for whom (IO)? You.)
Ex: A koala is a marsupial with an external abdominal pouch. (Pouch is the object of the preposition with.)
Ex: This is your key. (Your modifies key.)
The car is hers. (Hers is the predicate nominative.)
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