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In linguistics, a subject pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used as the subject of a verb.[1] Subject pronouns are usually in the nominative case for languages with a nominative–accusative alignment pattern.

In English the subject pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we, they, what, and who. With the exception of you, it, and what, and in informal speech who,[2] the object pronouns are different: i.e. me, him, her, us, them and whom (see English personal pronouns).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Matthews, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 359.
  2. ^ Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartvik, A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (London: Longman, 1985), pp. 367 and 370.



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Burbank Leader
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:37:30 -0700

Because the subject pronoun "we" doesn't work here, we know that the preposition "between" requires an object like "us." And because "me," like "us," is an object, the grammatical choice is always "between you and me" and never "between you and I." --.
 
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:28:05 -0700

I am both chagrined at my casualness with subject/pronoun agreement in the piece and irritated by the emailer's pedantry. I am distracted. I assume incoming email/text messages/Instagrams/Snapchats/thing-I've-never-even-heard-of-but-is-totally-popular ...
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