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The personal pronouns (and the relative or interrogative pronoun who) exhibit case. The case of a pronoun reveals how the noun it replaces would act in the sentence. We have three cases: (1) subjective or nominative case, (2) objective case, and (3) possessive case.

A pronoun must appear in the objective case when it serves as the object of a verb, an indirect object, or the object of a preposition.

The relative or interrogative pronoun who also exhibits case: who (subjective), whom (objective), and whose (possessive).

The following table reveals the objective case of personal pronouns. You must use the objective case when the pronoun acts as the object of a verb (We elected him mayor), as the indirect object of a verb (Send me the report), or the object of a preposition (Here's a present for you and him).

Singular Personal Pronouns  
Person Objective Case
First Person me
Second Person you
Third Person him (masculine)
her (feminine)
it (neuter)
Plural Personal Pronouns  
Person Objective Case
First Person us
Second Person you
Third Person them

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