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Pronoun Case 1

Is it I or me? He or him? She or her?

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. But unlike nouns, pronouns change their form. If the pronoun is a subject or subject complement, it must be in the subject form (I, he, she, we, they). But when the pronoun is the object of a verb or preposition, it must be in the object form (me, him, her, us, them). In the questions below, choose the correct form of the pronoun.

Tip: When the pronoun is joined to other subjects or objects, omit the extra words, and then try each pronoun in the sentence. For example: Rick and (I, me) went to a movie. When you take out the extra subject Rick (along with the joining word and), it’s easy to see the right answer: I went to a movie.