Les pronoms objet en anglais

Nouns and pronouns can be either the subject or the object of the action of a verb.

Examples:

  • The doctor treats the patient. [He treats him.]
    The doctor (subject) treats (verb, action) the patient (who? whom? = object).
  • The girl eats an ice cream. [She eats it.]
    The girl (subject) eats (verb, action) an ice cream (what? = object)
  • Parents love their children. [They love them.]
    Parents (the subject, question: who?) love their children (the object, question: whom?).

In English, as in French, subject pronouns have a different form from object pronouns. 

The subject pronouns refer to the "actors" of verbs, the object pronouns refer to the "recipients" of the action of the verbs. 

Consider the following examples in English. [

  • I love MY GIRLFRIEND. SHE is very caring. I hug HER. I enjoy bringing HER gifts.
  • I love MY BOYFRIEND. HE is very handsome. I hug HIM. I enjoy receiving gifts from HIM.
  • I love MY GRANDPARENTS. THEY spoil ME. I hug THEM. I enjoy going to dinner with THEM.
  • I is a subject pronoun, ME is the object form.
  • SHE is a subject pronoun, HER is the object form.
  • HE is a subject pronoun, HIM is the object form.
  • THEY is a subject pronoun, THEM is the object form.

Questions: 

  • Can you figure out what the object form of the pronoun "we" is?
  • Can you figure out what the object form of the pronoun "you" is?
  • Can you figure out what the object form of the pronoun "it" is?

Rule

  • Use the object form of a pronoun after a preposition like "from", "with", "for" (from me, with me, for me).