Unit 8 Dialogues - Object Pronouns
1.Do you know Andy?
Sure, he's in my class, I study with him. Why?
Oh, nothing. I want him to help me, that's all.
I have his 'phone number. Call him!
Hey Tyler, do you like lemons?
Yea, I really like them.
And do you like rice?
Sure, I like it.
And how about chicken?
Yep, I like that too. Why do you ask me?
I want to make lemon chicken for dinner.
Oh, it's a photo of my family. Look, she's my Mum.
Oh yea, I know her. Who's he?
He's my brother, everybody likes him. Look, that's my father.
Wow, he looks like you. And look at the big dog!
Yea, he's really big. He looks like you!
1. Object Pronouns
Subjects are what a sentence is about. For example:
- I like rice.
In this sentence I is the subject - I is what the sentence is about.
Objects are what is affected by the action of the subject. For example:
- I want a table.
- I am reading a book.
Object pronouns are used instead of object nouns, usually because we already know what the object is.
- My friend's name is Hyun Ju. I really like her.
- I like this book. I read it every day.
The Subject and Object Pronouns are as follows:
I - Me
You - You
He - Him
She - Her
It - It
We - Us
You - You
They - Them
Subject pronouns are not normally used on their own in short answers. We use object pronouns, for example:
- Who want some candy? Me! / Not me!
- Who wants some candy? I / Not I! This is very unusual.
Click below for exercises using object pronouns.