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Improve your punctuation in english

Improve your punctuation in english

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manual de imbunatatire a punctuatiei in limba engleza
manual de imbunatatire a punctuatiei in limba engleza

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Published by: MIkey Black on Feb 03, 2013
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There is often confusion when two pronouns or a noun and a

pronoun are used at the beginning or end of a sentence or

clause. When a pronoun is used as an object, its form is

different from its use as the subject of the sentence.

AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES / 115

Subject

Object

I

me

you

you

he, she, it

him, her, it

we

us

they

them

Peter and I are going shopping.

There are two subjects in this sentence – ‘Peter’ and ‘I’. If

you remove ‘Peter’, you will know that ‘I’ is the correct

pronoun. It would not be:

Peter and me are going shopping.

You would not say, ‘Me is going shopping.’

However if the pronoun is used as an object, it is different.

The audience liked my partner and me.

‘My partner and me’ are the objects of the sentence so in this

case the pronoun is ‘me’. Remove ‘my partner’ and you will

realise why. You would not say: The audience liked I.

Other examples:

The teacher praised him for his project. (object)

He was praised for his project. (subject)

I gave her some sweets. (object)

She gave me some sweets. (object)

116 / IMPROVE YOUR PUNCTUATION & GRAMMAR

The problem usually arises when there are two subjects or

two objects. To check you have the correct word, remove

one of them to see if the remaining one sounds right.

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