Object Pronouns

Objects can be people or things. We use Object Pronouns when we refer to them in a general, non-specific way. If you would like to learn more about Object Pronouns, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to look around, learn, and practice.

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:

Subject Pronoun Object Pronoun
I me
you you
he him
she her
it it
Subject Pronoun Object Pronoun
we us
you you
they them

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