Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lesson 21: Objective Case

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A. The objective case of a pronoun is used when it acts as a direct object.

  • Mother talked to Justin and me.
  • Mr. Smith invited us.


B. The objective case is used when the pronoun acts as an indirect object.

  • The waiter served Justin and me a very delicious dinner.
  • A mailman gave Jesse and him a heavy package.


C. The objective case is used when the pronoun acts as an object of the preposition.

  • The teacher complains that his students have never reported to him.
  • Without them, this project would not have been completed.
  • The program members discussed their plans with Justin, Jesse, and me.


D. The objective case is used when the pronoun acts as a subject of the infinitive.

  • Justin asked her to marry him.
  • The teacher required her students and me to report to school on Saturday.
  • Would you like them to sing for you?


E. The objective case is used when the pronoun acts as an object of the infinitive.

  • We found the man to be like him.
  • The driver offered to help us.


F. The objective case is used when the pronoun acts as an appositive of a noun.

  • The policeman helped the old people, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and me cross the street.
  • We are supporting two women for the program: Mrs. Hill and her.
  • We handed the interns, Dr. Hump and him, the bill for occupying the apartment.


Exercise:

Choose the appropriate pronoun in each sentence below:



1.) Mom suggested (us, we) to select the gift.

2.) We are doing this not only to our parents but especially to (they, them).

3.) The waiter at the restaurant handed (us, we) the package.

4.) Her parents gave (she, her) a very good book.

5.) The editor told (I, me) to review my notes.

6.) The kidnappers called (they, them) on a pay phone.




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