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Practical English Grammar

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The possessive case


Nouns and pronouns (me, you, her, him, it, them, and us, to name a few) used
in the objective case function as direct objects, indirect objects, and objects
of the preposition.

The direct object is a noun or pronoun that answers the question ‘‘who?’’ or
‘‘what?’’ after an action verb.
➲ You asked me an interesting question. (What did you ask me?—an interesting
question. Thus, question is the direct object.)
➲ The dog drank the water and the lemonade. (What did the dog drink?—
the water and the lemonade. Thus, water and lemonade are the compound
direct objects.)

The indirect object is a noun or pronoun that answers the question ‘‘for
whom?’’ or ‘‘to whom?’’ after an action verb. If a sentence includes an indirect
object, itmust also have a direct object.
➲ George brought his mom some groceries. (Mom is the indirect object,
and groceries is the direct object.)

➲ We gave her and him a new car. (The two pronouns, her and him, answer
the question ‘‘to whom?’’ did we give a new car. Therefore, her and him
are the compound indirect objects, and car is the direct object.)
The object of the preposition is a noun or pronoun that usually ends the
phrase begun by the preposition.

➲ Sherry walked into the cafeteria. (The prepositional phrase, into the cafeteria,
includes the object of the preposition, cafeteria.)

➲ They sat beside her and me. (The prepositional phrase, beside her and me,
includes the compound objects of the preposition, her and me.)


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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. the object of the preposition
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5. the participle and participial phrase
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6. what good writers do
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. the noun clause
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. the direct object
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11. the verb phrase
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12. the pronoun
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13. the adverb
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14. The nominative case
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15. the gerund and gerund phrase
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16. the adjective clause
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17. the interjection
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18. introducing phrases
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19. the adjective
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20. The possessive case
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21. introducing clauses
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22. Confusing usage words part three
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23. Second Capitalization List
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24. types of sentences by purpose
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25. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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26. types of nouns
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27. the noun adjective pronoun question
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28. Confusing usage words part one
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29. Confusing usage words part six
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30. More subject verb agreement situations
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31. the preposition
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32. The coordinating conjunction
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33. the correlative conjunction
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34. the adverb phrase
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35. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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36. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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37. the indirect object
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38. the adjective phrase
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39. the verb
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40. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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41. the adverb clause
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42. Confusing usage words part eight
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43. Active and passive voices
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44. Sound a like words Part Two
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45. Commas Part Two
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46. complete and simple subjects
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47. the noun
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48. personal pronouns
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49. irregular verbs part two
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50. the appositive
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