Personal Pronouns A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns. The most frequently used pronouns are called personal pronouns. They refer to people or things.
Pronouns have a Case Case: function of the pronoun in the sentence There are 3 cases.
Subject Case A Subject Case is used as • Subject of a sentence (Independent Clause) • Subject of a dependent clause • Subject Complement • She is my best friend. It is my dog. Does he know the answer? You and I will meet later.
Subject Case Pronouns I We You He She they Who
Subject of a Sentence She is my best friend. It is my dog. Does he know the answer? Who will eat the last piece of cake? You and I will meet later.
Subject of a Clause When they go to the game, have the girls dress warmly. Although he was tired, John walked to school.
Subject of a complement It was she that left the light on. Who was he to get in line first?
Object Case An object pronoun is used as the: • Object of the verb • Object of a preposition • Object of a verbal phrase • Subject of an infinitive
Object Case Pronouns Me Us You Him Her Them Whom
Object of a Verb in a Sentence An object pronoun is used as the Direct object. He hugged her with sympathy. The squad lunched him forward.
Object of a Verb in a Sentence An object pronoun is used as the Indirect object. The teacher gave her a reprimand. I will tell you a story. Susan read her the book.
Object of a Preposition An object pronoun is used as the Object of a Preposition. He went with her to the store. That book was meant for him.
Object of Verbal Phrase An object pronoun is used as the Object of a Verbal Phrase. Choosing her for the team was a good move. Keeping them involved in the class is getting easier to do.
Continue Possessive Case Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possessive pronoun may take the place of a possessive noun.
Used before nouns my your his, her, its our Their Whose Used alone mine yours his, hers ours Theirs Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns have two forms. One form is used before a noun. The other form is used alone.
Possessive Case Pronouns His story is famous. This story is his. Whose car is that? The keys are in your pocket.
PRACTICE Complete 1-10 on page 55 to practice subjective, objective, and possessive case.