English Grammar Lessons
Objective Personal Pronoun - Glossary of Terms
Objective Personal Pronoun
The objective case is used for a
noun that is not
the subject of a sentence. The objective personal pronouns are:
me, you, him, her, it, us, them and whom. They are used as the direct
object of a verb, the indirect
object of a verb or the object
of a preposition.
Object (the pronoun which the verb acts on directly):
Please notify him.
Object (the pronoun to which the verb happens):
Please pass the butter to her.
/ Please pass her the butter.
Object of a Preposition (the pronoun
which follows a preposition, e.g., in, on, at, near, by):
She lives near it.
preposition object of
Objective personal pronouns cannot be used as the subject of a verb.
saw the dog. (wrong)
set the table? (wrong)
are looking after her
[show me the objective personal pronouns]
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