Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grammar Guru- Subjective and Objective Cases of Pronouns

Grammar Guru time! Today author Terry Deighton tells us about Pronouns.

Subjective pronouns include: I, he, she, they, we, you
Objective pronouns include: me, him, her, them, us, you

The object of a preposition is always in the objective case. the problem usually occurs when there is a list of pronouns. I is not always more correct than me. Try it without the list and see what sounds right.

Examples-
Wrong- The soup was too hot for Mama Bear, Baby Bear and I.
Right- The soup was too hot for Mama Bear, Baby Bear and me.

Wrong- Me like cookies (though cookie monster gets a pass when he says it :)
Right-  I like cookies.

Wrong- Us writers always use correct grammar.
Right- We writers always use correct grammar.

About Terry Deighton
Terry Deighton lives in Washington, the state not D.C., with her husband, Al. Their six children are grown and gone, and pets tend to complicate life. When she is not visiting her children and grandchildren, writing and revising, again and again, she works as a substitute teacher.

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