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Personal Pronouns and Objective Case Options
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Personal Pronouns and Objective Case

Although the English language has largely discarded its case system, personal pronouns are one part of English in which the case system is still active. When a personal pronoun is in the objective case, what is it acting as in the sentence? More...
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Personal Pronouns and Objective Case
Although the English language has largely discarded its case system, personal pronouns are one part of English in which the case system is still active.
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What Are Objective Personal Pronouns? (with Examples)

The objective personal pronouns are me, you, him, her, it, us, them, and whom.


Objective personal pronouns are used when they are:

A direct object (e.g., I saw her.)
An indirect object (e.g., Give him a chance.)
The object of a preposition (e.g., Sit next to them.)
Objective personal pronouns are personal pronouns in the objective case. The objective case contrasts with the subjective case, which is used to show the subject of a verb. For example:
They know him.
(They is the subjective case. Him is the objective case.)
He knows them.
(He is the subjective case. Them is the objective case.)
Examples of Objective Personal Pronouns As Direct Objects

Here are some examples of objective personal pronouns as direct objects:
Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894)
(In this example, you is also an objective personal pronoun. It's an object of preposition. See below.)
I'm a godmother. That's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me God for short. That's cute. I taught her that. (Ellen DeGeneres)
(In this example, her is also an objective personal pronoun. It's an indirect object. See below.)

Examples of Objective Personal Pronouns As Indirect Objects

Here are some examples of objective personal pronouns as indirect objects:

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money. (Arthur Miller, 1915-2005)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. (Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784)
I'm a godmother. That's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me God for short. That's cute. I taught her that. (Ellen DeGeneres)
(In this example, me is also an objective personal pronoun. It's a direct object. See above.)
Read more about the indirect object.
Examples of Objective Personal Pronouns As the Objects of Prepositions
Here are some examples of objective personal pronouns as the objects of prepositions (prepositions in bold):
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. (Sean O'Casey, 1880-1964)
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894)
(In this example, him is also an objective personal pronoun. It's a direct object. See above.)
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. (Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865)

https://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/objective_personal_pronoun.htm
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Personal Pronouns and Objective Case
Although the English language has largely discarded its case system, personal pronouns are one part of English in which the case system is still active.
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