Unit 03: Pronoun Case


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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:58 pm

    Pronouns (and nouns) in English display "case" according to their function in the sentence. Their function can be:

    * subjective (they act as the subject)
    * objective (they act as the object)
    * possessive (they show possession of something else)

    The following table shows the different forms for pronouns depending on case.

    Personal Pronouns:
    subjective case / objective case / possessive case
    1st I me my, mine
    2nd you you your, yours
    3rd he him his
    she her hers
    it it its

    1st we us our, ours
    2nd you you your, yours
    3rd they them their, theirs
    relative/interrogative pronouns :
    who whom whose
    whoever whomever
    which/that/what which/that/what

    indefinite pronouns everybody voyeverybody everybody's

    A problem of case: Mary and I or Mary and me?

    1. Mary and I are delighted to be here today. (NOT Mary and me)
    2. The letter was addressed to Mary and me. (NOT Mary and I)

    In 1, Mary and I are subjects, which is why the pronoun takes the subjective case ("I"). In 2, Mary and I are objects, which is why the pronoun takes the objective case ("me"). An easy way to check the correct case is to try the sentence without Mary. Would you say "I am delighted to be here" or "Me am delighted to be here"? Would you say "The letter was addressed to me" or "The letter was addressed to I"?

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    Post Re: Unit 03: Pronoun Case

    Post by markitus_11 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:59 pm

    Good work, congratulations


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