Pronouns are words used instead of nouns, that is, they are used to replace nouns in sentences.
The prominent advantage of pronouns is that it helps prevent unnecessary repetition of nouns in sentences.
On the other hand, CASE of PRONOUNS is the FORMS and FUNCTIONS of pronouns in sentences.
We have the following case of pronouns in English:
SUBJECTIVE CASE : it is used in subject position and often comes before the verb in a sentence, e.g. SHE, HE, IT, YOU, THEY and I.
OBJECTIVE CASE : it is comes after the verb ,that is, it is the element that receives the action performed by the subject, e.g ME, HER, HIM, THEM, YOU, and US.
POSSESSIVE CASE: It is used to show possession or ownership, e.g. MINE, OURS, HIS, HERS, THEIRS and ITS.
REFLEXIVE CASE: It is used to mark a reference back to the subject, and it often ends with the suffix ‘self or selves’. Here are examples: MYSELF, HIMSELF, YOURSELF/VES, THEMSELVES, HERSELF and ITSELF.
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COMMON MISTAKES IN THE USE OF PRONOUNS
They fought themselves. ❌
They fought each other. ✔
She sings better than me. ❌
She sings better than I. ✔
One should not behave as if he knows it all. ❌
One should not behave as if one knows it all ✔
The questions are directed to we girls. ❌
The questions are directed to us girls. ✔
She meant Bola and I. ❌
She meant Bola and me. ✔
Everybody love watching American movies. ❌
Everybody loves watching American movies. ✔
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