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Unit 9.2

Pronouns – Object


Pronouns are words used to avoid repetitions of a noun.

Object pronouns are pronouns wich are used as an object of a verb or a preposition or as replacement for objects to avoid repetitions.

Pronouns and object pronouns have their number (singular, plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, neutral). If there is a preposition in the sentance we put object pronouns in the end.

You can see the basic object pronouns below:

I Me sing. the object that receives the direct action of the verb
You You sing.
He Him sing. masculine
She Her sing. feminine
It It sing. neutral*
We Us plur.
You You plur.
They Them plur.

* (object/animal)

In informal conversations object pronouns can be used as short answers.

  1. Avoid repetitions
    • I’m a very calm person but my brother always drives me mad.
    • My daughter is 7 years old. Every day I take her to school.
    • They have 3 children. They take them to the park every weekend.
  2. After prepositions
    • Don’t look at me!
    • This is for you.
    • I talk to them every day.

We use an object pronoun:

  1. To avoid repeating the same subject pronoun or noun;
  2. In sentences after prepositions.

Object pronouns are the pronouns wich are used to express what is affected by subject, but they also can be used to avoid repetitions.

The object pronouns are: Me, you, him, her, it, us, you and them.

For example:
— “My dogs get very happy when I take them to the park.”  = With “them” we avoid repeting “my dogs”.
— “I gave him a kiss for you.= We can use “him” insteand of the person name after the preposition.

NOTE: Both subject pronouns and object pronouns have their number (singular or plural) and gender (masculine, feminine or neutral).

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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