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Learn 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. The woman carefully wrote to her son.
    The woman carefully wrote to him. ('Him' takes the place of "her son").
  2. Detectives kept diligent watch on the bank manager.
    Detectives kept diligent watch on her. ('Her' takes the place of "the bank manager").
  3. The elegant lady walked into the hotel.
    The elegant lady walked into it. ('It' takes the place of "the hotel").
  4. The thief stole the expensive diamonds.
    The thief stole them. ('Them' takes the place of "the expensive diamonds").
  5. Nick decided to go with Karen and I.
    Nick decided to go with us. ('Us' takes the place of "Karen 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. Does Kelly want to go to the store with me?
    'Me' cannot be replaced since it is a first person object pronoun and refers specifically to the person speaking.
  2. The bird flew directly towards 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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