Here is a list of the object pronouns in English.
Object pronouns can replace a noun when the noun is an object in the sentence (not the subject). Take a look at some examples.
- Mary likes this hotel. = Mary likes it.
- Jon ate the cookies. = Jon ate them.
- Henry told Kate and I. = Henry told us.
In the previous lesson, we studied subject pronouns – I, You, We, He, She, It, They.
Take a look at the difference between subject pronouns and object pronouns.
|Subject Pronouns||Object Pronouns|
|I hit Jon.||Jon hit me. |
|You hurt Mary.||Mary hurt you. |
|We saw Ben. ||Ben saw us. |
|He helped his mother.||His mother helped him. |
|She hugged the child.||The child hugged her. |
|It is broken.||I broke it. |
|They said no.||I said no to them. |
Here a few things to remember about object pronouns.
1. "You" and "It" are subject and object pronouns. We know if it is a subject or object by where it is in a sentence.
- It looks good. (Subject Pronoun)
- Jon likes it. (Object Pronoun)
- You broke it. (Subject Pronoun)
- Jane likes you. (Object Pronoun)
2. "Him" refers to one man.
3. "Her" refers to one woman.
4. "Us" refers to "Another person + I".
5. "It" refers to one thing or animal.
6. "Them" refers to two or more people, things, or animals.
7. Never start a sentence with an object pronoun.
Me like it. Us are good friends. Them didn't come.
Here are a few more examples.
It is important to know these pronouns well if you want to speak English. Pronouns are used a lot by English speakers. Make sure that you spend enough time practicing and studying English pronouns.
- The results of the test are not that important to me.
- We haven't decided if we want to hire her.
- I will bring it up at the meeting.
- It never occurred to us that you didn't like it.