Object Pronouns

In English, the seven basic pronouns have one form when they are used as subjects and another when they are used as objects.


Subjects: are what the sentence is about (also see: Subject Pronouns)

He plays football on Saturday. (He plays is the subject of the sentence)


Objects: are what is affected by the action of the subject.

He Plays football on Saturday. (football is the object of the sentence)


* Note: We often use object pronouns instead of nouns because we know which object it is we are talking about. This avoids repetition and also makes the sentence easier to read.


* Note: We usually use object pronouns after the verb or preposition in a sentence.

So you can say:

I listen to people.

People listen to me.

She likes dogs.

Dogs like her.


* Note: Watch out when using it as an object. We must first mention what it is in order to establish a context.

I bought it. (the listener doesn’t know what it is)

I saw a nice car at the dealer and bought it. (the listener knows that it is a nice car)

The following tables show the object pronouns we use in English and their corresponding Subject Pronouns:

Singular

Subject Pronoun

Object Pronoun

I

me

you

you

he

him

she

her

it

it

Plural

Subject Pronoun

Object Pronoun

we

us

you

you

they

them

For Object Pronoun exercises go to:

Object Pronouns