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Personal Pronoun Cases

Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns are used in either the nominative case or the objective case.
Nominative case pronouns are: I, you, he, she, it, we, and they, and are used as the subject of a verb or as a predicate nominative after a linking verb.
Examples:
I went to the store. (subject)
"Who is there?" "It is I." (predicate nominative)

Objective case pronouns are: we, you, him, her, it, us, and them, and are used as a direct object, an indirect objective, and the object of a preposition.
Examples:
I saw him at the store. (direct object- answers the question "who" or "what" after the verb)
I gave him my address. (indirect object - answers the question "to whom" or "to what" after the verb)
That job was very difficult for him. (object of the preposition "for")

Confusion often comes with the predicate nominative usage and when using two pronouns connected by 'and'. In the predicate nominative usage, be careful to look at the verb the pronoun follows. If it is any form of the verb "to be" by itself, you will need the nominative form. When using pronouns combined, try separating them and determining which you would use if it were by itself.

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