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Pronoun Cases

Pronoun Cases

Author: John Locke

Learn how to identify and use pronouns.

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Subjective Pronouns

Subjective pronouns (aka nominative pronouns) can be the subject of an independent clause. The trick, when the pronoun is not at the beginning of the sentence, to determining whether to use the subjective case, is to replace the pronoun with I or we.

Keep in mind that a singular pronoun is always needed when the antecedent is singular. They cannot be used to refer to a singular noun.

Watch the video for examples.

Objective Pronouns

Objective pronouns are generally the objects of a verb or preposition. In the examples in the video above, the objective case was used when a subjective pronoun wouldn't work.

Look at some more examples of the objective case in the video below.

Possessive Pronouns and Other Tips

Possessive pronouns are possessive, so they don't need an apostrophe to make them possessive.

Watch the video below to see a list of possessive pronouns and some final pronoun tips.

Practice Quiz video

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