What Are Object Pronouns?
Object pronouns function as both indirect and direct objects receiving the action within a sentence. The object is somehow affected by the action of the subject of the sentence, which sounds confusing, but it really isn’t when you see it laid out.
Each object pronoun corresponds to a subject pronoun, so, when you look at it this way, it becomes a bit easier to understand. Take a look at the chart below and the example sentences.
|Examples (subject & object)
|I love to read books. He gave me several more to read.
|You should try my pen. It would be perfect for you.
|He always works diligently. Nothing is too hard for him.
|She dances beautifully. I’d love to meet her.
|It is my favorite candy. I love to eat it.
|We prefer to eat outdoors. Maybe you can join us.
|They always sing softly. It’s hard to hear them.
Remember that case still matters, so you want to use singular subject pronouns for a single subject, and plural subjects for more than one.
When Do You Use Object Pronouns?
Object pronouns function as the direct or indirect object in a sentence, and are used instead of an object noun because we’ve already found out the object in a previous sentence or as a part of the same sentence.
She’s my dance instructor. I really enjoy learning from her.
I love this ornament. I saw it in the Christmas store earlier this month.