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Identify Object Pronouns

An object pronoun takes the place of the object of a sentence. Me, us, you, him, her, it and them are all object pronouns.
Object pronouns usually appear near the middle or the end of the sentence (after the verb)
and tell what or who is receiving the action in the sentence.

Read the following example sentences. Here, each object pronoun is underlined.

1. Emily tried calming her friend down.
Emily tried calming him down.

('Him' takes the place of "her friend")
2. The doctor gave Mary a booster shot.
The doctor gave her a booster shot.

('Her' takes the place of "Mary")
3. Annette announced the news to the whole class.
Annette announced it to the whole class.

('It' takes the place of "the news")
4. Andy dropped the apples into the basket.  
Andy dropped them into the basket.

('Them' takes the place of "the apples")
5. Mark drove Steve and I to the theater for a treat.
Mark drove us to the theater for a treat.

('Us' takes the place of "Steve and I")

First and Second Person Object Pronouns
First and second person object pronouns ('Me' and 'You') are not often used as replacement words since they specifically describe or address a point of view.

For example: -
1. John told me the secret ingredient.
  • 'Me' cannot be replaced since it is a first person object pronoun and refers specifically to the person speaking.
2. We're so glad to see you!
  • 'You' cannot be replaced since it is a second person object pronoun and refers specifically to the person being spoken to.

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