Object Pronouns for beginners

Pronouns that can take the place of an object are called object pronouns. In this article, you will get to know different kinds of object pronouns.

Object Pronouns in the English Grammar

English Object Pronouns

There are seven object pronouns in English:

Subject Pronouns Object Pronouns
I Me
You You
He Him
She Her
It It
We Us
You You
They Them

object pronouns "them" and "her" in a sentence

You: Singular and Plural

The pronoun 'you' is used as both a singular and plural, second-person pronoun in English. It refers to the person or people being spoken to.

Hey Sally! Did Robin give you the money? (Singular You)

Mom and Dad, I love you. (Plural You)

The Gender of Object Pronouns

Object pronouns can refer to a man or boy (masculine), a woman or a girl (feminine), or an animal or a thing (neutral).

Third-person Singular Pronouns
Man Him → Jake, David, man, boy
Woman Her → Mary, Lucy, woman, girl
Non-human It → cat, book, tree

What Do Object Pronouns Do?

When we want to substitute a name that has the role of the object in a sentence, we use an object pronoun. Now, let us take a look at some examples:

You have to ask him.

Here, 'you' is the subject pronoun (doer of the action) and 'him' is the object pronoun (the action of the verb is done to it).

Help us, please.

He bought me a drink.


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Reflexive Pronouns

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