Pre-Train Your Brain
A proper noun indicates the name of a person — Janet, Nick, Robert, and Tina.
A personal pronoun replaces the noun that refers to a person or people — I, me, us, and we.
A subjective pronoun is the subject of a sentence that performs the action of the verb.
Subjective pronouns are specific personal pronouns — I, he, she, you, and we.
He and I walked to class.
Eventually, Nicole and I went home.
An objective pronoun is the object of a sentence receiving the action of the verb.
Objective pronouns are specific personal pronouns — me, him, her, you, and us.
Megan watched Brandon and me drive away.
Then, the cop pulled you and me over.
|Personal pronoun||Personal||"I" or "me"|
|Subjective pronoun||I'm performing the action||Lily and I|
|Objective pronoun||I'm receiving the action||Lily and me|
Understanding of Key Information
- Emma is a proper noun.
- "I" and "me" are subjective pronouns.
- "me" is a personal pronoun and an objective pronoun.
Let's work it out!
He already told Laura and (I or me) to get ready.
|He already told I to get ready?||Incorrect|
|He already told me to get ready?||Correct|
|He told Laura and me to get ready.|
If Katie and (I or me) don't study, we’ll fail the test.
|If me don't study?||Incorrect|
|If I don't study?||Correct|
|If Katie and I don't study, we'll fail the test.|
Between you and (I or me), this is a terrible idea.
|Just between we? (I)||Incorrect|
|Just between us? (me)||Correct|
|Between you and me, this is a terrible idea.|
Lastly, never link subject and object pronouns together in a phrase.
|Taylor and (I or me) need to go shopping.|
|Taylor and me need to go?|
|Taylor and I need to go?|
|Taylor and need to go shopping.|
|The teacher asked Maria and (I or me) to stop talking.|
|The teacher asked I to stop?|
|The teacher asked me to stop?|
|The teacher asked Maria and to stop talking.|
You and have class on Monday.
He will speak to Kristen and later.