Pronoun Case

Pronoun case tells the reader or listener whether the pronoun is naming:

• The performer or subject of an action (called nominative case)
• The receiver or object of an action (called objective case)
• The owner of something in the sentence (called possessive case)

Before studying the rules that help you to choose the correct form of a pronoun for particular sentences, take a minute to review the table below, which shows the various pronouns and their nominative, objective, and possessive forms. While reviewing remember these terms:

First person refers to the person speaking.
Second person refers to the person being spoken to by the first person.
Third person refers to the person being spoken about by the first and second persons.
Singular means that just one person is involved.
Plural means that more than one person is involved.

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