Subject & Object Pronouns

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Demonstrate use of pronouns as subject and object.

Information for Teacher

·         A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Examples: he, she, it, they, someone, who
·         Pronouns can do all of the things that nouns can do. They can be subjects, direct objects, indirect objects, object of the prepositions, and more.

Subject Pronoun:

·         A subject pronouns acts as the subject of a sentence-it performs the action of the verb.
·         The subject pronouns are he, I, it, she, they, we, and you.
(He can spend a lot of time in reading books.)
(After lunch, she and I went to the planetarium.)
Object Pronoun:
·         An object pronouns acts as the object of a sentence-it receives the action of the verb. The object pronouns are her, him, it, me, them, us and you.
(Ahmed gave me a good book to read)
(Mr. Salem taught him English)

Concept Map

Material /Resources

Chart, board, flash cards, marker/chalk

Worm up activity

·         Write a sentence on the board with the subject and object pronouns in it.
·         Ask students to divide it into subject/verb/object.
For example:
He /will not give /him the books.
·         ask the following questions from the students and note their responses on the board:
Q1. What is a sentence?
      (Expected response: a group of words arranged in a meaningful manner)
Q2. Could you divide a sentence according to the function?
       (Expected response: Subject / Verb / Object)
Q3. What is the difference between the subject and object?
      (Expected response: Subject is the noun/pronoun at the beginning of the sentence. Object is a
       Noun, noun phrase or pronoun that refers to a person or thing that is affected by the actionOf the verb)
        Of the verb)

Activity 1

·         Write the given or similar sentences on the board.
·         With the help of students underline all the pronouns in the sentences.
·         List subject and object pronouns in two columns.
                                          I.            I don’t know her.
                                        II.            You should make sure that you succeed.
                                      III.            He is telling him a story.
                                      IV.            She is helping her with the homework.
                                        V.            It fell down and broke its head.
                                      VI.            We are calling them towards us.
                                    VII.            They are taking them for a picnic.
·         Ask the students to work in pairs and use any 10 of these pronouns (5 from each column) in sentence.

                                    Answer key

Subject  Pronouns
Object Pronouns
Sum up / Conclusion
·         Ask any one of the students to repeat the use of definite article.
·         Write the following sentences on the board and ask the students to correct the sentences by providing the correct pronouns.
·         Ask the students to work in pairs.
1.       Me am not feeling well.
2.       He was waiting for they.
3.       them aren’t coming today.
4.       I will inform he about the meeting.
5.       heis working on him project.
6.       we couldn’t enjoy their summer vacation because us were given a lot of homework.
7.       She is on his way home.
8.       him is waiting for a cup of tea.
        Answer key:
1.               I
2.              them
3.              they
4.              him
5.               his
6.              our/we
7.              her
8.              he
Follow up
·         Ask the students to write a paragraph using any five of the object pronouns.

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