Characteristics of object pronouns:
The main distinguishing feature of object pronouns from subject pronouns is that the first will never be the subject in an English sentence. This type of pronoun plays the role of object and never answers the questions “who?” which is?". Object pronouns, as a rule, answer the questions “for whom?”, “by whom?”, “about whom?” and who?".
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Note that object pronouns follow the verb or preposition. They never come first in a sentence, because they cannot be subjects, because they perform a completely different function. These pronouns complement the verb and do not indicate the person performing the action.
|subject pronouns||object pronouns|
I love her I love her.
You love him you love him.
She loves me she loves me.
He loves you he loves you | he loves you.
We love them we love them.
You love it you love him | love it (it for things and animals).
They love us they love us | they love us.
I don't know what to tell him (I don't know what to say to it);
they saw her (they saw she);
this man helped us with the lugagge (this man we helped with luggage);
Where did you see them? (Where did you see they?)
This book is exciting. I really enjoyed it. (This book is exciting. I really enjoyed it his);
I saw her near the window. She looked at me and smiled. (I The I saw it by the window. she looked at me and smiled.)
Note that there can be multiple object pronouns in a sentence.
What word is missing from each sentence? Leave your answer for each sentence in the comments.
1. John and Paul are good friends ____ play cards together.
2. Jane thinks this story is very sad. it makes ____ cry !
3. Jennifer is a teacher. ____ loves her job.
4. I don't like Kim and Sue. I don't want to see ____.
5. I prefer Paul, I like ____ very much.
6. Where is my book? you put ____ on the table.
7. We are very happy. Our friends invited ____ to the party.
8. You look worried. can ____ help you?
9. Jane and I are the same age. ____ are twins.
10. It is Mary's birthday. I am going to buy ____ the present