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How do you know which pronoun to use when referring to subjects, objects, or showing possession?
As the Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue University, n.d.) describes,
Pronouns take three forms:
|Pronouns as subjects||Pronouns as objects||Pronouns that show possession|
|he, she, it||him, her, it||his, her (hers), it (its)|
The pronouns this, that, these, those, and which do not change form. (para. 1)
For more information regarding subjects and objects within a sentence, please refer to the appropriate information within Sentence Elements.
For more information regarding pronoun cases, please refer to The OWL at Purdue: Pronoun Case.
Purdue University. (n.d.). Pronoun case. Purdue Online Writing Lab. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/pronouns/pronoun_case.html