Object Pronouns with Examples
Object pronouns are the recipients of action in a sentence. A personal pronoun in the objective case indicates that it is acting as the object of the verb. The object pronouns are "me," "you," "him," "her," "it," "us," "them," and "whom."
These pronouns are used instead of object nouns, often because the listener or reader already knows what the object is. Another thing to keep in mind is that object pronouns always come after either a verb (e.g "like, ate") or a preposition (e.g "with, for")
- Consider the following examples:
- I like this film. I saw it last week.
- Everyone seems to like this kind of cake. I ordered it for my daughter’s birthday.
- She’s my friend. I really enjoy being with her.
- My brother really wants a new sweater. I will buy one for him.
Objective personal pronouns can be further divided into those that function as a direct object, an indirect object, or the object of the preposition. For example:
As a direct object:
- I met him at the café to talk about our weekend.
- I gave her my old backpack since I didn’t need it anymore.
- Will you please tell her to call me?
An indirect object:
- Give her the ball.
- I mailed a letter to her last week.
- My mom baked a cake for us
- Angela gave me her bike for the afternoon.
The object of a preposition:
- I sat next to them.
- She created the painting for me.