PRONOUN CASES

USING PRONOUNS

 

Pronouns come in three cases.  A CASE means how the pronoun is being used in a sentence.  The THREE CASES of PRONOUNS are:

 

Nominative Case

 

Objective Case

 

Possessive Case

 

Each case has its own set of pronouns.

 

 

 

The Nominative Case

 

Here are the nominative case pronouns:

 

I             you               he                 she                it

              we                           they

 

Nominative case pronouns are used as subjects and predicate nominatives in a sentence.

 

EXAMPLES:

 

  • (I or ME) am going to the movies tomorrow night?
    • I is the correct pronoun because it is a subject.
  • The person with the large book is (she or her).
    • She is the correct pronoun because it is a predicate nominative (renames subject)
  • (They or Them) will be taking the money at the game.
    • They is the correct pronoun because it is the subject of the sentence.

 

 

 

Homework

 


 

DIRECTION:  Circle the correct form of the pronoun in the sentneces below.

 

1.  My brother and (I,me) rode our bikes to the lake.

2.  (They, Them) and my family are close friends.

3.  The new president of our club must be (he, him).

4.  After (she, her) and her sister had lunch, they went shopping.

5.  The one who needs attention is (he, him).

6.  The children and (we, us) are taking a dip in the pool.

7. I answered the telephone by saying, :This is (she, her)."

8.  Tim and (I, me) want to mow lawns for extra money.

9.  It can't be (he, him) who is making so much noise.

10. Only Richard and (me, I) know the contents of the secret compartment.

11. Everyone said that it was (her, she) who deserved first prize.

12. The referee and (me, I) disagreed about the rules.

13. The teacher said our parents and (us, we) should come to open house.

14. Was it (they, them) offering to help?

15. Andrea and (me, I) will take care of the fish tank.

16. I assumed it was (she, her) who sent the anonymous note.

17. It was either Cindy or (him, he) who left the window open.

18. (They, Them) and the Greens are nice neighbors.

19. Ed and (him, he) play backgammon every night.

20. Ruth doubted that it was (me, I) who had made the dinner.

21. The Chungs and (I, me) missed the first scene of the play.

22.The cochairpersons of the committee are Harold and (I, me).

23.  (Them, They) gave time and money to several charities.

24. The best painters of landscapes in oil are (him, he) and (she, her).

25.  Arthur Sullivan and (him, he) wrote many comic operas.

26. That could be (they, them) waiting at the door of the museum

27. (Him, He) said the Argonauts went on a quest for the Golden Fleece.

28. The person driving the car through the tunnel was (she, her).

29.  The prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet is still (her, she).

30. Frd and (me, I) cooked the pancakes for the fun-raising breakfast.

 

 

 

 

The Objective Case

 


 

An objective case pronoun is used for direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepostions.  The following are the objective case pronouns:

 

                     me      you      him      her      it     us     them

 

EXAMPLES:  Pick the correct OBJECTIVE CASE PRONOUN

 

     Because of (him, he) I got into trouble.  (being used as the object of a prepostionm)

 

     Hector told (we, us) the sad story.  (being used as an indirect object)

 

     Mr. Morton told (they, them) to find (we, us) right away.  (being used as an indirect object/direct object)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Possessive Case

 

The Possessive Case Pronoun is used to show ownership.  Possesive case pronouns DO NOT USE APOSTERPHIES.  Listed below are the possessive case pronouns:

 

          my          mine         your         yours         his         her         hers         its           our         ours         their           theirs

 

 

**Note!  it's stands for it is;  it's is not a possessive case pronoun.  Istead, it's is a contractions that stands for it is.

you're = you are

they're = they are

there's = there is

These are never possessive case pronouns!

 

EXAMPLES:

 

Charlene too her car.

 

Max said to take (you're, your) car tomorrow.  (You're stands for you are.  The sentence would read like this if you chose that version:  Max said to take you are car tomorrow.  The sentence doesn't sound correct.)

 

YOU CHOOSE THE CORRECT PRONOUN:

 

(It's, Its) time for the show.

 

The dog took (it's, its) bone and buried it.

 

The family sold (they're, their) house yesterday.